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Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Supply for the G-7 Countries, with Emphasis on Germany, Jon Strand

This paper discusses structure, impact, costs, and efficiency of renewable energy supply in the eight largest advanced economies (the G-7 plus Spain), with focus on Germany. Renewables production costs are compared to benefits, defined as reductions in net carbon emissions; technological innovation, and increased energy security. The latter part of the paper centers on Germany, the main European producer of non-traditional renewables. We question whether the level of subsidies can be justified, relative to other means to increase energy security and reduce carbon emissions. We also find an excessive emphasis on current productive activity, relative to development of new technologies
Table Of Contents
Contents; I. Introduction; I. Renewables in Advanced Economies: General Issues; A. Introduction; B. Support to and Supply of Renewables in Major Advanced Countries; Tables; 1. Renewable Energy, More Detailed Source Classification, Major OECD Countries, 2004; Figures; 1. Distributions of Renewable Energy in Major OECD Countries, 2004; C. Public Renewables Support and Carbon Emissions Reductions; 2. Average Cost, Euros Per Ton of CO2 Displaced, When Fossil Fuels Are Replaced with Renewable Energies; D. Biofuels and Their Support in Advanced Economies
Literary Form
non fiction
"December 2007."
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1 online resource (37 p.)
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