Energy Concept for an Environmentally Sound, Reliable and Affordable Energy Supply Germany 2010

Name of policy Energy Concept for an Environmentally Sound, Reliable and Affordable Energy Supply
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Germany
Region Europe


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Target
    • GHG reduction target
      • Political & non-binding GHG reduction target
    • Renewable energy target
      • Political & non-binding renewable energy target
    • Energy efficiency target
      • Political & non-binding energy efficiency target
  • Policy support
    • Strategic planning
    Sector name
    • General
      Policy description Reduce emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2020; to 55% by 2030; to 70% by 2040 and to 80–95% by 2050.

      The country has set a target of 20% reduction in primary energy consumption by 2020 and 50% by 2050 when compared to 2008. Share of renewable energy of energy supply: 30% by 2030, 45% by 2040, 60% by 2050. Share of renewable electricity supply: 35 % by 2020, 50% by 2030, 65% by 2040, 80% by 2050.

      Policy type
      • Changing activity
      • Energy efficiency
      • Renewables
      • Nuclear or CCS or fuel switch4
      Policy stringency
      Implementation state Implemented
      Date of decision 2010
      Start date of implementation
      End date of implementation
      High impact No
      Impact indicator
      NameValueBase yearTarget yearComments
      GHG emissions reduction (%)
      Share of renewables (%)
      Energy efficiency improvement target (%)
      40
      30
      20
      1,990
      2,008
      2,020
      2,030
      55% by 2030; 70% by 2040 , 80–95% by 2050.
      45% by 2040, 60% by 2050 share in energy mix, 35 % by 2020, 50% by 2030, 65% by 2040, 80% by 2050 share of renewable in electricity
      50% by 2050 reduction in primary energy consumption


      Source or references http://www.bmwi.de/BMWi/Redaktion/PDF/E/energiekonzept-2010,property=pdf,bereich=bmwi2012,sprache=de,rwb=true.pdf
      Supports policies
      Is supported by policies
      Comments (background and assessment)
      Status Final

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