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1 THE GERMAN ENERGIEWENDE CHANCES, CHALLENGES AND OUTLOOKS

2 THE END OF NUCLEAR POWER TILL 2022 BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN Name (über Ansicht-> Master -> Folienmaster auf je erster Folie vor Titelfolie ändern) Thema Seite 2

3 COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS: NO RIVIAL NO NEW PROJECTS BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN Name (über Ansicht-> Master -> Folienmaster auf je erster Folie vor Titelfolie ändern) Thema Seite 3

4 The German Energiewende

5 FEED-IN TARIFF (FIT): HIGH INVESTMENT CERTAINTY FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY 1. FEED-IN PRIORITY 2. GUARANTEED GRID ACCESS 3. FIXED PAYMENTS FOR 20 YEARS (TECHNOLOGY, SIZE, REDUCED BY YEAR BY YEAR) - > REWARDING RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY PRODUCTION; OPEN FOR ALL CITIZENS;

6 Germany s energy mix in2012 Natural Gas Other Photovoltaics Hard Coal Hydro Power Nuclear Total bn Biomass Lignite Renewables Windpower

7 Increase of Renewables from 5% to 25%

8 PV und Solar-Heating at Krischer s Home since 2001

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10 Development of Wind-Energy

11 Main Challange: How to Fill the Times without Energy Production of Wind and PV

12 FOR THE WAY TO 100% RENEWABLES IN GERMANY IN THE NEXT DECADES ARE NEEDED: INCREASE OF RE (MOSTLY WIND AND PV) NEW DESIGN OF ENERGY-MARKET, I. E. FLEXIBLE REST -ENERGY SYSTEM: => EXTENSION AND OPTIMIZING THE GRID => BETTER CONDITIONS FOR COMBINED-HEAT-AND- POWER, GAS-FIRED-POWER-PLANTS, DEMAD-SIDE- MANAGEMENT (E. G. BY CAPICITY-MARKETS)

13 Renewables: only a small part of energy costs cent/kwh green: renewable-apportionement blue: other costs

14 Problem : Costs for Renewables for Private Hoseholds increase because Industry does not pay but benefits extra by low Prices at Stock-Exchange

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16 Economic and Enviromental Benefits versus Costs of Renewables

17 Citizen power instead of company profits: Company profits in millions

18 Individuals hold majority of renewables! 2011

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20 Imported Oil Imported Gas Imported Coal Source: BAFA Costs of wind and sun stay the same!

21 HOW DOES GERMANY S ENERGY FUTURE DIFFER FROM THE FROM THE U.S.? IN GERMANY. - THERE IS AN ALL-PARTY AGREEMENT THAT CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL AND NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED; - THERE IS BROAD PUBLIC SUPPORT TO SWITCH TO A RENEWABLE ENERGY ECONOMY (PRIORITY FOR RE, NO NUCLEAR POWER); - THE ENERGY POLICIES ARE GEARED NOT TOWARDS LARGE CORPORATIONS, BUT SME AND CITIZENS WHICH ARE DRIVING THE ENERGY TRANSITION; - THERE STILL MANY THINGS TO DO IN GERMANY: ENERGY- EFFICIENCY, ETS, MARKET-DESIGN, COAL POWER-PLANTS

22 THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION!

23 BACKGROUND

24 Aims of the Green party 100% renewables by 2030 in the electricity sector high efficiency standards of fossil fuel-fired power plants installation of capacity markets with high emission and flexibility standards establishment of an energy efficiency fund (3 bn. )..

25 ENERGYEFFICENCY IT S WORTH IT shutdown of 10 nuclear power plants compensation of 9 coal-fired power plants savings of 19 bn of energy costs creation of new jobs in the energy sector

26 COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS: INFLEXIBLE AND CLIMATE-DAMAGING BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN Name (über Ansicht-> Master -> Folienmaster auf je erster Folie vor Titelfolie ändern) Thema Seite 26

27 Because renewables produce for 0 they lower the stock market price in the EOM Price/MWh stock market price electricity from renewables = 0

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34 Renewables are good for the climate! Total Greenhouse gas emissions avoided via the use of renewable energy sources in Germany 2011 Electricity 87.3 million t Heat 37.2 million t Biofuels 4.8 million t Total GHG emissions avoided 2011 (electricity/heat/transport): approx. 129 million t CO 2 equiv., incl. GHG emissions avoided due to electricity paid for under the EEG: approx. 70 million t CO 2 equiv GHG avoidance [million t CO 2 equiv.] Hydropower Wind energy Biomass Photovoltaics Geothermal energy Solar thermal energy Biofuels GHG: Greenhouse gas; deviations in the totals are due to rounding; geothermal energy not presented due to negligible quantities of electricity produced; source: Federal Environment Agency (UBA) according to Working Group on Renewable Energy-Statistics (AGEE-Stat); image: H.G. Oed; as at: March 2012; all figures provisional

35 Renewables replacing nuclear power 30,6 % 20 % 17 %

36 Regional distributed Renewables wind-onshore PV

37 Germany

38 Decentralization means higher acceptance

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