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The Leopoldina has published on the topics of climate change and the energy system in various formats.

“Energy transition 2030: Europe’s path to carbon neutrality”, ad-hoc-statement of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering and Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities (2020)

With the European Green Deal, the European Union has set itself the goal of operating carbon-neutral by 2050. An important element of this commitment is an energy transition away from the use of fossil energy carriers towards generation and use of renewable energies. With this ad-hoc-statement the academies present a compact series of recommendations in light of the German EU Council Presidency starting on 1 July 2020. To the PDF


“Climate targets 2030: Towards a sustainable reduction of CO₂ emissions”, ad-hoc-statement of the
German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (2019)

The ad-hoc-statement includes information on the social and scientific debate regarding the urgency of climate protection as well as recommendations for the implementation of measures such as a CO₂ price and other innovations that can take swift effect while being socially acceptable. To the PDF


“Bioenergy – Chances and Limits”, statement of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (2012/2013)

The statement on the opportunities and limits of bioenergy analyses the availability and feasibility of using biomass in Germany, provides an overview of energy conversion technologies and introduces promising approaches to producing hydrogen from renewable resources. To the PDF


“Energy- and research-policy recommendations following the events in Fukushima”, ad-hoc-statement of the
German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (2011)

This statement on the nuclear power phase-out was produced as a reaction to the events following the Fukushima disaster. On 21 March 2011 the German Federal Minister of Education and Research, Prof. Annette Schavan, asked the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina to submit a  statement on energy policy and energy research. To the PDF

 

All publications of the initiative of the German Academies of Sciences “Energy Systems of the Future” (ESYS): List of Publications ESYS

 

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