Trends toward 100% renewable electricity supply in Germany and Europe: a paradigm shift in energy policies

  title={Trends toward 100\% renewable electricity supply in Germany and Europe: a paradigm shift in energy policies},
  author={Olav H. Hohmeyer and S{\"o}nke Bohm},
  journal={Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment},
  • O. Hohmeyer, S. Bohm
  • Published 2015
  • Engineering
  • Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment
In industrialized countries such as Germany, electricity production contributes 30–40% of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of the country. Confronted with GHG emission reductions targets of 80–95% by 2050 and with some GHG emitting sectors confronted with great difficulties to reach such targets, such as agriculture, the power sector will need to reduce its GHG emissions virtually to zero. As nuclear energy involves very substantial accident risks and the unsolved problem of safe long‐term… 
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