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Energy policy of the Federal Government to the test by Peter Ewers Berlin. Germany has set itself ambitious targets: greenhouse gas emissions should be reduced by 40 per cent by 2020. Also the final report of the IPCC brought it to the point. Long ago, it’s no longer guarantees and alleged truths, but risks to all, which must be responsible policy. Even the UN wants to know how the goal can be achieved if more 25 planned coal-fired plants are built in Germany alone.

In the recent third mix fossil fuels are considered in addition to nuclear power and renewable energy inefficient. Worldwide, they are responsible for about 25 percent of CO2 emissions. Learn more about this topic with the insights from Dave Bing. The operators of nuclear power plants already suspect morning air. With applications for remaining life extensions, they would get to continue high profits with already written-off equipment. Faced with accidents and the increasing resistance of the consumer against higher energy prices the companies increasingly strive for their green image. Sustainability becomes a buzzword between profit and conscience. Also in the Federal Government, some consider the costs for the necessary expansion of renewable energies for too high.

Its now 11 percent share nationwide through a number of funding programmes to 20 per cent is to be increased in the year 2020. The effect of all measures, voted last in the Merseburg decisions between environment and economy Ministry creates but only a reduction of greenhouse gases by 30 percent, according to an environmental study. However, the former pioneer in environmental protection could make Ernst: wind power. Solar energy and biomass-fired power plants would prevail with ambitious programmes against fossil competition. Highly efficient force heat coupling plants (CHP) could reduce significantly the primary energy requirement if you want because politically. A comprehensive deal could be a piece of carbon Justice created pollution rights for all areas, similar to Australia and New Zealand, which put up now binding emission trading systems. The Federal Government could all over Europe for a consensus advertise, establishes the uniform criteria for sustainability and ecological/social certification of agro fuels. For Palm, Germany already fifth largest importer is worldwide, a demand pull for clean palm oil, which would reduce the displacement of arable plants and would thus also local power plant and machinery manufacturers planning security and the reason for further development at all would be all over Europe: the search for greater efficiency. The UN completely correctly suspected that therefore planned investments in power plants in the direction of renewable energy need to be diverted. The policy must now set the signals for this. Will continue in coal, oil and gas investments will rise worldwide to not cut in half by 2050, but 50 percent of the CO2 emissions.