European Science Cafe: Germany's Transition To Renewable Energy

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Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta says
Beginning in 2010, Germany embarked on an Energiewende, an energy transition, on an unprecedented national scale. The goals of this bold transition are to move the country to a low carbon, environmentally sound, reliable, and affordable energy supply.

The new system will rely heavily on renewable energy (particularly wind, photovoltaics, and biomass), energy efficiency, and energy demand management. Most, if not all, existing coal-fired generation will need to be retired, as well as Germany's fleet of nuclear reactors.

With the passage of new legislation this past summer, Germany has succeeded in bringing the various strands of the energy transition - renewable energy, the electricity market, energy efficiency, the grids and digitalization - together and cleared the way toward developing a consistent overall framework for the energy transition.

Please join us to hear Dr. Annegret Groebel, Head of Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications (Electrical Grid) and Post for Germany, discuss the objectives of the Energiewende program, what has already been accomplished and the work that lies ahead.

About the speaker:
Dr. Annegret Groebel has been Head of Section ‘International Co-ordination’ in the German Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications and Post since 2001. She holds a Diploma in Economics from the University of Heidelberg, a Doctorate in Political Science from the University of Mannheim, and a Master of European Administrative Management from the Federal University of Applied Administrative Sciences (Brühl).

Apart from her professional duties, Dr. Groebel lectures at universities on different subjects in economics, finance, social policy, trade policy and European Integration, as well as on the regulatory framework in the German and European telecommunications and energy markets.

The Atlanta European Science Café is sponsored by

British Consulate General in Atlanta
Consulate General of France in Atlanta
German Consulate General Atlanta
Consulate General of Switzerland in Atlanta
Consulate General of Ireland Atlanta
Consulate General of Belgium in Atlanta
Alliance Française d'Atlanta
Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta
with organizational assistance from the Atlanta Science Tavern
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