The German Energy Transition – Issues and Perspectives

Advisor AICGS, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, (2013)

39 Pages Posted: 8 Dec 2016

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Jan Keil

Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Date Written: December 1, 2013

Abstract

The reaction of German energy policy to the 2011 Fukushima catastrophe was swift and radical. The conservative-business liberal coalition in power committed to a spectacular political u-turn as it enacted an extension of the operation periods of German nuclear power plants just one year before the accident. An immediate shutdown of eight nuclear power plants and a stepwise nuclear phase-out of all remaining nine plants were supposed to make German electric power industry nuclear free by 2022.

Keywords: Renewable Energy, Germany

Suggested Citation

Keil, Jan, The German Energy Transition – Issues and Perspectives (December 1, 2013). Advisor AICGS, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, (2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2882213

Jan Keil (Contact Author)

Humboldt Universität zu Berlin ( email )

Berlin
Germany

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