题目: Energy system transformation (Energiewende) in Germany: targets, current status and future challenges of an ambitious endeavor
At the beginning of the talk the targets of the energy system transformation plan in Germany (which is often named as “Energiewende” ) will be presented and compared with the current status. Where Germany is on track and where substantial gaps are to be closed. While the market deployment of renewable energies in the electricity system is even faster than expected and outlined in the energy concept, greenhouse mitigation and energy efficiency improvement lay behind the targets. The talk will reflect how the German government is handling the gaps and how the current situation influences the energy and climate policy in the country. Besides others the development of a climate protection law (foreseen to be launched in early 2019), a climate protection plan process involving the most relevant stakeholder groups and a commission dedicated to touch on the necessary structural changes in the system and their social and economic consequences (particularly a step by step phase out of coal) will be relevant milestones for the near future. The presentation will furthermore explain the various challenges which are associated to the energy system transformation pathway. In addition to technological challenges (e.g. system integration of a fast increasing amount of renewable energy based electricity generation with a volatile supply characteristic) and economic challenges social, cultural, institutional, infrastructure and political challenges have to be taken into consideration. As such the energy system transformation pathway can be seen as multi-dimensional optimization problem. At the end of the talk the importance of international cooperation will be discussed as well as the need to improve and intensify experience exchange between forerunner countries. In this context a more in-depth exchange of knowledge and common initiatives between China and Europe are inevitable. 报告人简介：
Prof. Dr. Manfred Fischedick is the Vice President of University of Wuppertal and Director Future Energy and Mobility Structures Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy, and a Professor at Schumpeter School of Business and Economics (University of Wuppertal).