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Phasing out coal in the German energy sector : interdependencies, challenges and potential solutions

  • Relevant aspects of the options and requirements for reducing and phasing out coal-fired power generation have been under debate for several years. This process has produced a range of strategies, analyses and arguments, outlining how coal use in the energy sector could be reduced and phased out in the planned time frame, and determining structural policy measures suitable to support this. This Coal Report studies the existing analyses and provides an overview of the state of debate. It is intended to provide information on facts and contexts, present the advantages and disadvantages of individual courses of action, and reveal the respective scientific backgrounds. It strives to take a scientific and independent approach, and present factsRelevant aspects of the options and requirements for reducing and phasing out coal-fired power generation have been under debate for several years. This process has produced a range of strategies, analyses and arguments, outlining how coal use in the energy sector could be reduced and phased out in the planned time frame, and determining structural policy measures suitable to support this. This Coal Report studies the existing analyses and provides an overview of the state of debate. It is intended to provide information on facts and contexts, present the advantages and disadvantages of individual courses of action, and reveal the respective scientific backgrounds. It strives to take a scientific and independent approach, and present facts in concise language, making it easy to follow for readers who are not experts in the field, without excessive abridgements or provocative statements.show moreshow less

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Document Type:Report
Author:Oei Pao-Yu, Hanna Brauers, Philipp Herpich, Christian von Hirschhausen, Andreas Prahl, Timon Wehnert, Anja Bierwirth, Manfred FischedickORCiDGND, Jenny Kurwan, Florian Mersmann, Anna Peters, Sascha SamadiORCiD, Katharina Umpfenbach, Stefan LechtenböhmerORCiDGND, Arjuna Nebel, Oliver Wagner, Casimir Lorenz, Isabel Teichmann, Claudia Kemfert
URN (citable link):https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:bsz:wup4-opus-72655
Publisher:German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
Place of Publication:Berlin
Year of Publication:2019
Pagenumber:126
Language:English
Division:Zukünftige Energie- und Industriesysteme
Energie-, Verkehrs- und Klimapolitik
Dewey Decimal Classification:320 Politik
Licence:License LogoIn Copyright - Urheberrechtlich geschützt