Challenges and Recommendations

  • Bert Droste-FrankeEmail author
  • Boris P. Paal
  • Christian Rehtanz
  • Dirk Uwe Sauer
  • Jens-Peter Schneider
  • Miranda Schreurs
  • Thomas Ziesemer
Part of the Ethics of Science and Technology Assessment book series (ETHICSSCI, volume 40)


The overall aim of restructuring Germany’s and Europe’s electricity systems is to reduce their environmental burden to a level that is viable for long-term future application. This requires that a system be subsequently developed which, based on current knowledge, can cope simultaneously with fundamental demands for economic efficiency, environmental friendliness and supply security. Making use of existing scenarios, this study sketches out such a system with the focus laid on auxiliary systems such as energy storage methods and network extensions.


Renewable Energy Energy Storage System Power Supply System Storage Technology Load Management 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bert Droste-Franke
    • 1
    Email author
  • Boris P. Paal
    • 2
  • Christian Rehtanz
    • 3
  • Dirk Uwe Sauer
    • 4
  • Jens-Peter Schneider
    • 5
  • Miranda Schreurs
    • 6
  • Thomas Ziesemer
    • 7
  1. 1.Europäische Akademie GmbHBad Neuenahr-AhrweilerGermany
  2. 2.Universität FreiburgFreiburgGermany
  3. 3.Lehrstuhl für Energiesysteme und EnergiewirtschaftTU DortmundNordrhein-WestfalenGermany
  4. 4.Institut für Stromrichtertechnik und Elektrische AntriebeRWTH AachenAachenGermany
  5. 5.Institut für Medien- und Informationsrecht/Öffentliches RechtUniversität FreiburgFreiburgGermany
  6. 6.Forschungsstelle für UmweltpolitikFreie Universiät BerlinBerlinGermany
  7. 7.Department of EconomicsMaastricht UniversityMaastrichtNetherlands

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