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dc.contributor.authorGawel, Eriken_US
dc.contributor.authorStrunz, Sebastianen_US
dc.contributor.authorLehmann, Paulen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-27en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-01T08:32:30Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-01T08:32:30Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/64555-
dc.description.abstractThe German energy transition repeatedly faces harsh critiques questioning its economic and environmental merit. This article defends the Energiewende and argues that Germany has chosen a rational and particularly forceful approach to securing sustainable energy supply. Though current expenditures are high, the long-run benefits of transforming the energy system to a renewables-based system are likely to outweigh present investment costs. Furthermore, support policies for renewables are not redundant - as some critics claim - but complement other policy instruments, such as the emissions trading scheme. The article also addresses the motives behind the discrediting attacks on the German energy policy regime. Defense actions by beneficiaries of the former energy market structure are only to be expected, but the attacks from liberal economists are astonishingly fierce.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUFZ Leipzigen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUFZ-Diskussionspapiere 15/2012en_US
dc.subject.jelD62en_US
dc.subject.jelH54en_US
dc.subject.jelQ42en_US
dc.subject.jelQ48en_US
dc.subject.jelQ53en_US
dc.subject.jelQ54en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordenergy supplyen_US
dc.subject.keywordenergy transitionen_US
dc.subject.keywordexternalitiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordGermanyen_US
dc.subject.keywordrenewable energy sourcesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsupport policiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsustainabilityen_US
dc.titleThe German Energiewende under attack: Is there an irrational Sonderweg?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn726590568en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:ufzdps:152012-
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