Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/172948
Authors: 
Kemfert, Claudia
Burandt, Thorsten
Hainsch, Karlo
Löffler, Konstantin
Oei, Pao-Yu
von Hirschhausen, Christian
Year of Publication: 
2017
Citation: 
[Journal:] DIW Economic Bulletin [ISSN:] 2192-7219 [Volume:] 7 [Year:] 2017 [Issue:] 48 [Pages:] 498-506
Abstract: 
The world needs to continue working to protect the climate-this is generally undisputed. However, there is no agreement on which technologies should be used to decarbonize the energy sector. Many international scenarios still assume a relevant role for nuclear power in the future. However, a study by the German Institute for Economic Research shows that the Paris climate protection target- limiting global warming to below two degrees-can be achieved inexpensively without nuclear power. The results of a global energy system model indicate that no new nuclear power plants have to be built in order to meet the global climate target. It would be cheaper to use a combination of renewable energy and energy storage systems.
Subjects: 
nuclear power
renewable energy
energy system model
climate policy
decarbonization
JEL: 
L91
L95
Q4
Document Type: 
Article

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