A democratic energy transition? Discussion paper on the social impact of the German energiewende

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The energy transition (Energiewende) refers to Germany’s efforts to switch to renewable energy. The goal is to have renewable energy account for 80 per cent of the country’s electricity consumption by 2050. This paper seeks to study the social impact of the energy transition, i.e. how it is affecting Germany’s citizens.

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Title

A democratic energy transition?

Subtitle

Discussion paper on the social impact of the German energiewende

Authors

Mikko Rissanen

Place of publication

Helsinki

Year of publication

2014

Publisher

Sitra

Outlook

9 p.

Subject

ENERGY PRODUCTION, GERMANY, RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES, NATIONAL ECONOMY, ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION, CITIZEN PARTICIPATION, ECONOMY EFFECT, POLITICAL EFFECT, SOCIAL EFFECT, DISCHARGES, NUCLEAR POWER, COAL, FOSSIL FUEL, WINDFARM, CONSUMERS, COSTS, EMPLOYMENT

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