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Germany's Energy Transformation: How is the Government Responding to Current Challenges?

Volkmar Lauber, Department of Political Science and Sociology, University of Salzburg, Austria
Tuesday 22nd January 2013 - 5:30pm
Committee Rooms, Glamorgan Building.

Public lecture hosted by the Innovation and Engagement Unit.

After appropriating in 2010 the slogan of Energiewende (energy transformation) coined 30 years ago by the nascent Green movement, the current Conservative-Liberal government after Fukushima began to tackle more seriously the shift to renewable energy. What are the challenges emerging from a policy of aiming for ”at least 80% of renewable electricity” by 2050?