News Digest Item
21 Mar 2018

Engineers' association calls for shifting Energiewende focus to synergies


The energy transition in Germany, the Energiewende, has so far primarily focused on the decarbonisation of the power sector, but a greater emphasis on other sectors and synergies between sectors is necessary for the successful continuation of this transformation, the Association of German Engineers (VDI) writes in a press release on its new status report on regenerative energies. The VDI says exploiting cross-sectoral synergies in areas such as e-mobility or combined heat and power should receive more attention. The association also says supply security should be integrated in a European concept to minimise system costs and allow for a harmonised development

Find the report and the press release in German here.

See the CLEW article New phase in transition research: Focus on an integrated energy system for more information.

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