17 Oct Towards a financially viable transition to sustainable energy Efficient regulation for tomorrow’s energy system
National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) 2012
The decision to initiate a transition to sustainable energy has brought about a paradigm shift in Germany’s energy policy, with the German government targeting a complete overhaul of the energy supply system by 2050. The aim is for the lion’s share of future electricity generation to be accounted for by renewables. This will only be possible with significant investment in the expansion of renewable energy generation capacity, backup capacity to guarantee security of supply and grid infrastructure development. This substantial challenge is set to become even greater now that phasing out nuclear power has once again become a priority for Germany.