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How the Energy Transition Will Succeed in Northern Germany

The share of renewables in the energy mix is increasing rapidly. Efficient utilisation concepts are becoming increasingly important

Northern Germany’s energy landscape and the successful implementation of the energy transition are topics to be addressed on 10 February 2016 by representatives from science, business, and politics. The event is organised by the CEN – Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN) in co-operation with the University of Hamburg and the Cluster Renewable Energies Hamburg (CEEHH).

Preventing Conflicts

Driven by subsidy programmes and the innovative development in engineering, the share of “renewables” in electricity production has increased from 2000’s 6.8 per cent to 25.4 per cent in 2015. The benefits of a nearly emission-free energy production and residue are contrasted by the economic costs and the disadvantages of a relatively high consumption of land and landscape by the “renewable”. To optimise the use of the increasingly scarce key resource of land for energy production, planning concepts are required that minimise conflict and promote sustainability.

Public Discussion

Confronted with such challenges experts will be address fields of actions in politics, technical innovations, and geographic developments in talks. Michael Pollmann (Secretary of State at the Hamburg Ministry for Environment and Energy, Niklas Schinerl (Greenpeace), Alexander Porschke (NABU), Oliver Weinmann (Vattenfall Innovation), and Prof. Martin Kaltschmitt (TUHH) will be joining a public discussion also on the agenda of the day.

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Conference Data

When: Wednesday, 10 February 2016
Where: Museum für Völkerkunde (Museum of Ethnography), Hamburg

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