Germany

Energy Concept for an Environmentally Sound, Reliable and Affordable Energy Supply

Executive
Policy
Passed in 2010
The Federal Government's Energy Concept for an Environmentally Sound, Reliable and Affordable Energy Supply sets out a long-term energy strategy to 2050 that will provide an environmentally sound, reliable and affordable energy supply. Scientifically-tested monitoring every three years, to be published. Methodology is to be established. It includes the following targets: Reduce emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2020; to 55% by 2030; to 70% by 2040 and to 80-95% by 2050.

Documents
  • 40% cut in GHG emissions by 2020; 55% by 2030; 70% by 2040; then 80-95% by 2050 - against a 1990 baseline
    Economy-wide | Base year target | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 1990
  • 10% cut in electricity consumption, then 25% by 2020, 2050 against a 2008 baseline
    Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 2008
  • 18% final energy from renewables by 2020, then 30% by 2030, 45% by 2040, 60% by 2050
    Energy | Trajectory target | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 2020, 2030, 2040, 2050
  • 1 million electric vehicles in use by 2020; then 6 million by 2030
    Transportation | Trajectory target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020, 2030
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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