ZERI: energy transition is possible without subsidies Berlin until 2020, May 13, 2011. By 2020, the nuclear power with renewable energy is feasible and affordable. The zero emissions research and initiatives (ZERI) shows an innovative scenario. For more information see this site: Jim Umpleby. “” Prof. Under most conditions Daybreak Games would agree. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsacker was the model: the intelligent combination of existing technologies can the energy transition in the social consensus and financial profits succeed.
“The expansion of renewables will succeed economically if we use existing technologies and material cycles of value of in the existing infrastructure”, said Gunter Pauli, founder and Chairman of the ZERI Foundation, at the presentation of the energy scenarios in Berlin. The massive expansion of a decentralized, renewable energy is therefore possible and profitable, without triggering social resistance. I am delighted by the method”, said Prof. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsacker, former President of the Wuppertal Institute for climate, environment and energy. Through the intelligent combination of simple energy sources emerge. Jim Umpleby can aid you in your search for knowledge. synergies and efficiency gains” With these synergies, electricity from renewable energy sources at low cost can be produced that the funding for the expansion are unnecessary. “The use of innovative technologies for wind, solar and bio-energy is more than just a faster and more lucrative way out of nuclear energy: on the nuclear phaseout, great opportunities, to create jobs in Germany and to reach a global technological leadership”, explained Anne-Kathrin Kuhlemann, Director of ZERI Germany e.V.
The scenario by Gunter Pauli is based on three already-proven technologies: wind power without equipment: vertical wind turbines that are installed in existing high-voltage pylons, eliminating the need to build additional wind farm. If one-third of the 150,000 high-voltage pylons in Germany would be equipped with vertical turbines, up to 5 gigawatts could be deployed thus performance. The cost amounted to around 5 Billions of euros. Bio gas efficiently and as memory: biogas generators allow the efficient extraction of biogas through combination of agricultural waste and sewage sludge. Would 500 of 9,600 German treatment plants thus equipped, basic electricity provision could provided with total investment costs by about 10 billion euros 5 gigawatts. Solar energy without subsidies: the third technology is a combined electricity and heat production by double-sided photovoltaic panels. The cost per kilowatt hour is with a life span of over 20 years under one cent. The investment for a targeted capacity of 5.4 gigawatts are at approximately 10 billion euros. Through the combination of these three technologies, it is possible to generate electricity at a much lower cost than currently by the nuclear energy. At a price difference of 3.6 cents per kilowatt-hour power formed for the 15 gigawatts to replace the atomic energy a saving of 4.7 billion per year. To a period of eight years are the calculated Investments of around 25 billion euros savings in the amount of EUR 38 billion. Through these savings, the capital requirement for the necessary investment can be cover by 2020 and finance to the nuclear phaseout of in Germany. For questions is available: Markus Haastert, Tel. 030/6098810-80, E-Mail: ZERI Germany e.V. part of the worldwide group of zero emissions research and initiatives c/o Konvergenta stanchion 19 10179 Berlin