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The role of renewables in global energy transition scenarios

The role of renewables in global energy transition scenarios

Presentation by Dr. Falko Ueckerdt on Friday, 22 June 2018.

Dr. Falko Ueckerdt presents PIK's work on global energy transition scenarios that are in line with the Paris agreement. Renewables, especially wind and solar PV, play a significant role in decarbonizing electricity supply despite their variability (intermittency). However, only about one third of global energy-related CO2 emissions is related to electricity generation. Achieving a zero-emissions economy requires getting rid of non-electric CO2 emissions also in transport, industry and buildings - either by mitigation or by compensation (negative emissions).

About Dr. Falko Ueckerdt:

Dr. Falko Ueckerdt is a postdoctoral researcher and project team leader at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). He has a background in physics and economics and conducts research and policy advice in the field of climate change mitigation, energy system transformation, wind and solar power integration as well as economic impacts of climate change. Dr. Ueckerdt is the managing director of the of a bilateral energy cooperation with Australia. The "Australian-German Energy Transition Hub" seeks to provide research on how to turn the challenge of a zero-emission future into an economic opportunity for both countries.

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