How is the German Energiewende going? Insights from the Open Energy Tracker

How is the German Energiewende going? Insights from the Open Energy Tracker

Friday, 25 November 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Germany is planning to re-vitalize its Energiewende. Already in their coalition agreement of November 2021, the parties of the "traffic light" coalition set themselves a range of ambitious targets for the German energy sector. The German government has added several specific goals, especially for the increased use of renewable energy sources and various sector coupling options such as heat pumps, electric vehicles, and green hydrogen. In this presentation, I will give an overview of the most important targets, recent trends, and the need to accelerate the transition. The Open Energy Tracker is an open data platform we created at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) to keep track of the energy transition. Most indicators show a large gap between the current status and government targets for 2030. This gap is particularly large for installed electrolysis capacity, the stock of battery-electric cars, and public charging points. I also compare the current pace of the transition to what is needed to reach national targets, and how the government's targets compare with the results from long-term decarbonization scenario studies.

The Open Energy Tracker can be found here: https://openenergytracker.org/en/

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Event Location: 
Manhari Room (Level 7)
Melbourne Connect, 700 Swanston Street
3053 Calton , VIC
Victoria
Speakers
Deputy Head of the Department of Energy, Transportation, Environment at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Wolf-Peter Schill is the deputy head of the Department Energy, Transportation, Environment at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and leads the research area “Transformation of the Energy Economy”. His research focuses on renewable energy integration, energy storage, electric mobility, and other sector coupling strategies. His methodological focus is on open-source power sector modeling. At DIW Berlin, he works in various research projects with grants from German federal ministries and the European Commission.

Web tools and Projects we developed

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    The live tracker of the Australian electricity market.

  • Paris Equity Check

    This website is based on a Nature Climate Change study that compares Nationally Determined Contributions with equitable national emissions trajectories in line with the five categories of equity outlined by the IPCC.

  • liveMAGICC Climate Model

    Run one of the most popular reduced-complexity climate carbon cycle models online. Used by IPCC, UNEP GAP reports and numerous scientific publications.

  • NDC & INDC Factsheets

    Check out our analysis of all the post-2020 targets that countries announced under the Paris Agreement.