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Germany’s Energy Could Be 100% Renewable by 2050

By Harry Tournemille on July 20, 2010

A new study by Germany’s Federal Environment Agency (UBA) outlines the country’s potential to achieve 100% of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2050.

Setting a serious global standard, the UBA has been looking at three main scenarios for converting to 100% renewable energy:

A “regions network”

International large-scale technology application

Local energy autarky.

The current study, 100% renewable electricity supply by 2050 [German only, pdf], which focuses on a “regions network”, is based on findings from the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES).

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  1. July 28, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Most experts predict another 50 years before we completely stop using old ways of producing energy such as coal.

    • July 28, 2010 at 6:01 pm

      I wager that time frame would be a lot shorter if we made the kind of commitment to get the job doe that we have for the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan.

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