Funding Organisation: Umweltbundesamt (Environmental Protection Agency, Germany)
Project Duration: March 2008 to February 2009
Contact Person: Dr. Wolfram Krewitt
Scenarios on future energy demand and supply are a helpful tool for analysing global climate protection strategies. Most of the scenarios from the relevant national and international bodies like IEA, IPCC, WBGU etc. today emphasise the important role of renewable energies and energy efficiency measures for reducing global CO2 emissions. Nevertheless, the various current scenarios partly differ significantly with respect to their respective assumptions on potentials and future costs of renewable energies and efficiency measures. As a consequence, current scenarios provide divergent conclusions on deployment options and future strategies for using renewables in a future supply system, which hampers the development of harmonised climate protection strategies on the international level.
The objective of the project is the development of an improved knowledge base which helps to better represent renewable energy sources and energy efficiency measures in global energy and climate protection scenarios. The results of the project shall strengthen the position of the German Government in international climate protection negotiations.