Pathways for Germany’s Low-Carbon Energy Transformation Towards 2050

  title={Pathways for Germany’s Low-Carbon Energy Transformation Towards 2050},
  author={Hans-Karl Bartholdsen and Anna Eidens and Konstantin L{\"o}ffler and Frederik Seehaus and Felix Wejda and Thorsten Burandt and Pao-Yu Oei and Claudia Kemfert and Christian R. von Hirschhausen},
Like many other countries, Germany has defined goals to reduce its CO2-emissions following the Paris Agreement of the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP). The first successes in decarbonizing the electricity sector were already achieved under the German Energiewende. However, further steps in this direction, also concerning the heat and transport sectors, have stalled. This paper describes three possible pathways for the transformation of the German energy system until 2050. The scenarios take… 

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