The Energy Transition and the Politics of Coal in Germany

The Energy Transition and the Politics of Coal in Germany

Tuesday, 16 July 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Germany has set itself a long-term energy policy strategy with ambitious goals including the decision to phase out nuclear power. The Federal Government initiated a monitoring process to review the progress made on attaining the goals. The presentation discusses the progress in Germany’s energy transition and measures to get back on track. Germany’s coal exit commission has recommended to phase out coal-based power generation by 2038 latest. Moreover, there is an intensive discussion about the future role of carbon pricing in the Energiewende.

Event Location: 
Australian-German Climate and Energy College,
Level 1, 187 Grattan Street
3010 Parkville , VIC
Victoria
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Professor Andreas Löschel holds a Chair for Energy and Resource Economics and is director of the Center of Applied Economic Research at the University of Münster, Germany. Since 2011 he has been the chairman of the Expert Commission of the German Government to monitor the energy transformation. He also directs the Virtual Institute Smart Energy North Rhine-Westphalia (VISE). Andreas Loeschel is a Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for the Fifth and Sixth Assessment Report (2010-21) and a member of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech). He is currently a visiting researcher at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, and a co-director of the Australian-German Energy Transition Hub. In the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (F.A.Z.) economist ranking he was several times among the 50 most influential economists in Germany. He received his PhD in Economics at the University of Mannheim in 2003.

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