Germany’s primary energy consumption to drop by one third by 2040 - report
Primary energy consumption in Germany will be about one third lower in 2040 than it is today, US energy company Exxon Mobil says in a press release on its prognosis for the German energy demand. Exxon says increased efficiency and a change of energy sources will lower energy-related CO2 emissions by 50 percent in 2040 compared to 1990, meaning the country’s decarbonisation “will proceed slower than planned”. Natural gas will become Germany’s number one energy source by 2030 and renewables will cover about one quarter of Germany’s energy consumption in 2040, the company that makes a large part of its revenue with oil and natural gas sales says. Exxon also estimates that diesel technology will continue to play an important part in Germany’s transport sector in the decades to come. “In spite of all the debates” on diesel emissions and engine manipulation by carmakers, two thirds of the estimated 46 million cars in Germany will run on mineral fuels in 2040, whereas e-cars will account for one fifth of the car fleet in that year.
Find the press release in German here.
See the CLEW article Energy sector drives slight drop in German emissions in 2017 for background.