Interview , News of 13 February 2017

"In Germany, we need to phase out lignite step by step": interview with Claudia Kemfert

Hartmut Rauhut (Copyright)  Schaufelbagger Braunkohlebergbau Braunkohletagebau
Copyright: Hartmut Rauhut

Mrs. Kemfert, what role will lignite play in the future of Germany’s energy supply?

In the future, lignite will have less of a role in supplying energy in Germany because we want to fulfill the international climate targets in this country. We aspire to an energy transition that has the goal of boosting renewable energy’s share of production to at least 80 percent by 2050. This is why lignite’s share will drop sharply in the coming years. [...]

The full interview with Claudia Kemfert in DIW Economic Bulletin 6-7/2017 | PDF, 490.85 KB