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Energiepolitische Implikationen einer Energiewende


  • Wolfgang Buchholz
  • Johannes Pfeiffer



Nach Meinung von Wolfgang Buchholz, Universität Regensburg, und Johannes Pfeiffer, ifo Institut, sind die bisher aufgetretenen energiepolitischen Implikationen der deutschen Energiewende gekennzeichnet durch mangelndes Kostenbewusstsein, einen übertriebenen Technikoptimismus, eine einseitige Wahrnehmung von Risiken, eine zu geringe Flexibilität des eingeschlagenen Transformationspfades sowie zumindest implizit durch einen gewissen Autarkiebias. Die derzeitige Energiepolitik lege sich auf bestimmte und technisch nur begrenzt innovative Lösungen fest, obwohl angesichts der enormen Unsicherheiten im Hinblick auf die auf längere Sicht verfügbaren energiepolitischen Optionen ein längerer Atem und höhere Flexibilität gefragt wären. Einen wesentlichen Mangel stelle zudem die nur unzureichende internationale bzw. europäische Integration der deutschen Energiepolitik dar. Die Energiewende müsse vor allem in wesentlich stärkerem Maße als gesamteuropäische Aufgabe wahrgenommen werden.

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  • Wolfgang Buchholz & Johannes Pfeiffer, 2011. "Energiepolitische Implikationen einer Energiewende," ifo Schnelldienst, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 64(18), pages 30-39, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:ces:ifosdt:v:64:y:2011:i:18:p:30-39

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    1. Renn, Ortwin & Marshall, Jonathan Paul, 2016. "Coal, nuclear and renewable energy policies in Germany: From the 1950s to the “Energiewende”," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 99(C), pages 224-232.
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    Energieversorgung; Nachhaltige Entwicklung; Reform; Umweltverträgliche Energiepolitik; Deutschland;

    JEL classification:

    • Q20 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - General
    • Q30 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation - - - General
    • Q40 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - General


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