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Strategies for a greenhouse gas neutral energy supply by the year 2045

Under the new Federal Climate Protection Act (KSG), Germany is committed to becoming greenhouse gas neutral ("net zero") in terms of anthropogenic emissions by 2045. After that, negative greenhouse gas emissions are to be achieved. Compared with the regulations previously in force, the new law prescribes a tightening of the climate protection target for the year 2030 and, more recently, legally binding annual reduction targets up to the year 2045. Both the achievement of greenhouse gas neutrality and the shortening of the transformation period represent a particular challenge compared to previous regulations. Compared with the greenhouse gas reduction targets pursued by the EU under the Green Deal, Germany's new legally binding targets are significantly more ambitious, both in terms of quantitative reduction targets and the remaining period for action.

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Hydrogen demand in NRW in 2050

Online event on the presentation of the scientific accompanying study of the Hydrogen Roadmap NRW on June 8, 2021.

The aim of German federal climate policy is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 95% against 1990 levels by the year 2050, and thereby achieve greenhouse gas neutrality as much as possible. In order to achieve a near greenhouse gas-neutral energy supply, hydrogen will play a key role. At the national level, the German federal government formulated a hydrogen strategy by which the necessary technical and economic developments can be advanced. This strategy must now be resolved and specified on a state-specific basis.

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Energy balance 2050

Transformation Strategies 2050

At the United Nations Climate Summit in New York on September 23, 2019, the Federal Republic of Germany committed to achieving greenhouse gas neutrality by 2050. Specifically, Germany set the target of reducing the greenhouse gas emission levels from 1990 by 80 to 95% in 2050. The greenhouse gas reduction paths proposed for this purpose are flanked by a large number of further, in some cases very detailed, targets (e.g. the share of renewable energies in electricity generation) which the Federal Government considers necessary in order to achieve the reduction targets. This canon of targets has been successively developed and expanded over the past decades. The question of whether the proposed transformation paths are cost-optimal strategies is currently unanswered.

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Infrastructure Analysis H2Mobility

Electric drivetrains are key elements of low carbon energy-efficient transport based on renewable energy sources. Furthermore, a transportation system with zero local emissions will substantially improve people’s quality of life, especially in urban areas currently struggling with air quality issues.

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