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.