Approaches to Achieving Greenhouse Gas Neutrality
Jülich researchers are developing strategies for net zero energy supply
Jülich, 2 November 2021 – Flood disasters in Germany and abroad, devastating forest fires in California, and drought: the time is most certainly right for the more stringent climate protection law brought before the German Federal Constitutional Court and in force since August this year. “Net zero” is the ultimate aim. Germany has pledged to achieve greenhouse gas neutrality by 2045. As early as 2030, Germany aims to have cut emissions by 65 % compared to levels in 1990. But is this actually viable? And what costs are involved? Jülich systems researchers have analysed what is required to achieve these ambitious targets – and what approaches are most cost-effective.