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Title (Primary) Spatial heterogeneity - Challenge and opportunity for net-zero Germany. Policy brief
Author Rhoden, I.; Vögele, S.; Ball, C.; Kuckshinrichs, W.; Simon, S.; Mengis, N.; Baetcke, L.; Yeates, C.; Steuri, B.; Manske, D. ORCID logo ; Thrän, D.
Year 2021
Page To 20
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Abstract The energy system transformation in Germany is a challenge for society, economy and politics and has
several impacts on multiple scales. This paper investigates the effects of the trajectories towards net zero
emissions by 2050 through focusing on the spatial dimension of impacts, benefits, and losses for different
stakeholders and technologies. Spatial heterogeneity in the energy transition means that regions enjoying
benefits from decarbonization might diverge from regions experiencing losses, and that there are different
geographical potentials and challenges. The question arising is one of the need for redistribution between
benefits and losses, whilst ensuring that all stakeholders remain willing to act as frontrunners in the
transformation of the energy system. Inclusion and participation in the process, together with a carefully
targeted mixed set of regional energy policy, combining tax solutions and incentives for acceptance of
required measures could facilitate a successful, efficient policy-supported energy transition.
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Rhoden, I., Vögele, S., Ball, C., Kuckshinrichs, W., Simon, S., Mengis, N., Baetcke, L., Yeates, C., Steuri, B., Manske, D., Thrän, D. (2021):
Spatial heterogeneity - Challenge and opportunity for net-zero Germany. Policy brief
Helmholtz Climate Initiative (HI-CAM), Berlin, 20 pp.