What do we need to do in the coming years to lower the costs of the energy transition in the electricity sector? How can we use electricity in a climate-friendly way for heating, transportation and in industry? These are the first questions asked by the “Electricity 2030” discussion paper, with which the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has opened a debate on the tasks of energy policy in the coming years. The paper outlines twelve long-term trends in the electricity sector on the basis of current studies. The trends show that wind and solar energy are having an increasing impact on the energy system, gradually becoming the most important energy sources while remaining secure and affordable. These trends are the basis for determining the tasks of our energy policy for the coming years.
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