Advances in Economics and Business Vol. 3(11), pp. 496 - 501
DOI: 10.13189/aeb.2015.031104
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Wind and Solar for Electricity - Experiences in Europe and Germany


H.-J. Wagner *, A.J. Daou Pulido
Department of Energy Systems and Energy Economics (LEE), Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Germany

ABSTRACT

Over the past decade, the energy landscape in Europe started to change. The main drivers were a significant reduction in CO2 emissions, substitution of fossil for renewable energies and efficiency increase in electricity generation. In this regard, many investments were made in renewable energy generation plants, especially for wind, photovoltaic and biomass applications. This paper highlights the European and especially German electricity market with a focus on the implementation of renewable energies.

KEYWORDS
CO2 Reduction, Wind and Solar Electricity Generation, Europe, Germany

Cite this paper
H.-J. Wagner , A.J. Daou Pulido . "Wind and Solar for Electricity - Experiences in Europe and Germany." Advances in Economics and Business 3.11 (2015) 496 - 501. doi: 10.13189/aeb.2015.031104.