News Digest Item
02 Feb 2017

“E-mobility spurs expansion of pv and wind power in Germany”

Energy Brainpool / pv magazine

A complete switch to e-mobility in Germany would enable the installation of an additional 63 gigawatt of pv and wind power plants, Sandra Enkhardt writes in pv magazine. Shifting to e-cars by 2050 would reduce emissions stemming from private vehicles and power generation by about 70 percent compared to 2015 levels, according to a report by energy consultancy Energy Brainpool,  Enkhardt writes. Higher demand would have only a “minor” effect on the power price, although a higher share of renewables might make the price more volatile, the report said according to Enkhardt.

Read the article in German here.

Energy Brainpool’s report in German is available here.

For more information, see the CLEW factsheet How can Germany keep the lights on in a renewable energy future?

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