Contemporary Worldwide Energy Policies – An Example of German Energy Transition

Potekhina E.1, Khalizova A.2
1 Russian State Social University (RUSSIA)
2 University Koblenz-Landau (GERMANY)

Abstract

The following paper is giving an outlook on the contemporary energy situation in Europe. The nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011 had a bid impact on the global energy policy. Some countries have already changed their energy conception by switching from nuclear energy to renewable energy sources, some countries are on their way of rethinking it. This paper is introducing the Germany’s model of energy transition as a pioneer in this field.

Keywords: Nuclear energy, Fukushima, renewable energy, energy transition, innovation, technology, global energy policy, electricity market, energy prices, energy production.

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