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Scenarios for a transformation of the energy system

Dear Madam or Sir,

With regard to current discussions on nuclear energy and the feasibility of an energy turnaround we would like to point to existing research results of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). The publications present scenarios for a transformation of the global and European energy system exploring the costs of climate change mitigation. This is intended to be a service for the media.

- Ottmar Edenhofer, Brigitte Knopf et al (2010): The Economics of Low Stabilization: Model Comparison of Mitigation Strategies and Costs. The Energy Journal, 2010, Special Issue. (Global perspective; analysis of the relevance of nuclear energy for mitigation and of a global phase-out scenario for nuclear energy, see page 42): http://www.pik-potsdam.de/research/research-domains/sustainable-solutions/research/MitigationScenarios/adam/edenhofer_modelcomparison For the above mentioned article please consider the following copyright: This article is copyrighted and reprinted by permission from the International Association for Energy Economics. The article first appeared in The Energy Journal (Vol. 31, Special Issue 1 on The Economics of Low Stabilization).

- Gunnar Luderer et al (2009): The Economics of Decarbonzation: Results from the RECIPE model intercomparison. RECIPE Background Paper. (European perspective, with focus on distinct economical sectors): http://www.pik-potsdam.de/research/research-domains/sustainable-solutions/research/ClimatePolicies/recipe-groupspace/working-papers/recipe-synthesis-report/

Additional source for a better understanding of these studies:

PIK press release from 2010: http://www.pik-potsdam.de/news/press-releases/technological-options-are-critical-for-economic-viability-of-2b0c-climate-target?set_language=en

If you have any questions, please contact the PIK PR-office.

idw :: 18.03.2011