Energiewende – Limits of Renewables
Energiewende is the transition by Germany to a low carbon, environmentally sound, reliable, and affordable energy supply. The new energy supply system relies heavily on renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy demand management.
Germany’s decision to phase out nuclear power by 2022 has attracted a plethora of attention from leaders around the world, who are paying close attention to the laws and policies which have been implemented by Germany and learning valuable lessons.
Whilst Germany has increased its share in renewable energy and made great progress, there have been noticeable limits to the success of its implementation. Richard Martin (Technology Review) describes the challenges that Germany is currently facing.
It is apparent that implementation of climate change strategies and energy policy has certainly prompted debate, what are your thoughts based upon what you have read?
Keep this Energy and Nuclear blog in your favourites as our focus next week will be on the type of innovative renewable energy technologies countries are adopting ….