The Federal Minister of Economics Rösler and Federal Environment Minister Altmaier presented the first monitoring report “Energy of the Future” for the reporting year 2011. The report states that the Energy Turnaround (Energiewende) made progress, but still has to meet challenges.
On the basis of 44 indicators, the report maps the advancement of the Energy Turnaround. It was prepared by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) and the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU) and was passed by the Federal Cabinet on 19 December.
A commission of independent experts consisting of four scientists specialized in the energy sector also released a statement for the academic classification and evaluation of the report.
The report focuses on developments in
- energy supply (e.g. usage or generation)
- energy efficiency
- renewable energies (e.g. expansion or contribution to the energy mix)
- generating plants (e.g. inventory, construction or planning)
- grid issues (e.g. inventory, investments, stability or quality)
- buildings and transport (e.g. energy usage for heat or electric vehicles)
- greenhouse gas emissions (e.g. emissions avoided by usage of renewable energies)
- energy rates and costs (e.g. for end consumers or energy-intensive companies) and
- macroeconomic aspects (e.g. expenditures for research or employment aspects)
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