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Challenges for German energy policy after the elections

The German energy sector is deep in transition: nuclear power is phased out while generation from renewable sources increased to 23 percent of total electricity consumption in 2012 and continues to rise. As a consequence of this significant transition new challenges in terms of cost, network stability and market design are arising. All parties in […]

Date: Oct 14 - Topic: Green economy

The German energy sector is deep in transition: nuclear power is phased out while generation from renewable sources increased to 23 percent of total electricity consumption in 2012 and continues to rise. As a consequence of this significant transition new challenges in terms of cost, network stability and market design are arising. All parties in the newly elected German parliament acknowledge that the realisation of the ‘Energiewende’ requires reforming important aspects of German energy policy. In this event Prof. Marc-Oliver Bettzüge presented the economic challenges that German energy policy is facing and which instruments may be considered for overcoming them.

The event was held under the Chatham House rule

Event materials

  • EWI – Study of electricity trends 2022. Stress test for the Energiewende, report summary download
  • EWI – Study of electricity trends 2022. Stress test for the Energiewende, report download
  • Dr. Michael Kraus, Oxera, presentation download
  • Susanne Kuschel, BASF, presentation download

Speakers

  • Marc-Oliver Bettzüge, Director of EWI Köln
  • Discussant – Susanne Kuschel, Senior Manager Energy and Climate Policy BASF
  • Discussant – Michael Kraus, Associate Director at Oxera in Berlin
  • Chair – Georg Zachmann, Research Fellow at Bruegel

Practical details

Venue: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
Time: Monday 14 October 2013, 14:30 – 16:00
Contact: Matilda Sevón, Events Coordinator – matilda.sevon[at]bruegel.org

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