In this discussion format, the experts will discuss questions regarding the future of our energy system and short- and medium-term energy supply against the backdrop of the current war in Ukraine.
What impact will the war in Ukraine, the sanctions against Russia and a possible Russian-initiated supply freeze have on our energy supply, industry and economy?
How can dependencies on Russian energy imports be reduced in the short term?
To what extent can energy-saving measures and efficiency measures that can be implemented in the short term mitigate dependence on Russian natural gas?
What alternatives to Russian natural gas are available for power generation? Is it feasible and reasonable to extend the lifetimes of coal and nuclear power plants?
How would this affect climate targets?
How can heat supply and industrial production be ensured in the coming winter?
To what extent should the state take action to ensure the social compatibility of energy supply and the competitiveness of industry?
Participating experts are:
Marc Oliver Bettzüge| University of Cologne & EWI
Almut Kirchner | Prognos AG
Andreas Löschel | Ruhr University Bochum
Carsten Rolle | Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V. (BDI)