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Energiewende, German for energy transition is a process of
transition by Germany to a low carbon, environmentally sound,
reliable and affordable energy supply system. This new system
Energiewende, German for energy transition is a process of transition by Germany to a low carbon, environmentally sound, reliable and affordable energy supply system. This new system heavily relies on renewable energy especially wind, photovoltaic and hydroelectricity. The focus is on energy efficiency and energy demand management. Most if not all existing coal-fired generation will need to be retired. The phase-out of Germanys fleet of nuclear reactors, which has been scheduled by 2022, is also a key part of the program.
Legislative support for this process was passed in late 2010; it includes greenhouse gas reductions by 80-95% by 2050 and a renewable energy target of 60% during the same time. They also seek a greater transparency in relation to national energy policy formation. Germany has made significant progress on its GHG emissions reduction, achieving a 27% decrease between 1900-2014, but they will require, maintaining an abatement rate of 3.5% per annum to reach its goal, which is equal to the maximum historical value so far.
Germany spends 105billion Euros per annum on energy research (2013 figure) in an effort to solve technical and social issues raised by this transition. This includes a number of all the computer studies that have confirmed the feasibility and cost. The citizen support to this transition remains high. A recent survey suggests that about 80-90% of the people are in favour of this, one main reason for high acceptance is the substantial participation of German citizens in the Energiewende, as private households, landowners, and members of energy cooperatives.
Estimates show that almost half the energy capacity in Germany is owned by citizens through energy cooperatives and private initiatives. So basically the citizens account for nearly half of all the installed biogas and solar capacity units and half of the onshore wind capacities. Germanys share of renewable sources has increased from around 5% in 1999 to 22.9% in 2012, surpassing the OECD average of 18% usage of renewable. Kudos to this initiative.