What do you mean by energy resources

We will no longer invest in nuclear power.
Peter Terium, CEO of RWE, Reuters, June 2012

We will deal more with photovoltaics. The costs for photovoltaics are significantly cheaper than thought years ago.
Peter Terium, CEO of RWE, Reuters, June 2012

Dächertec instead of Desertec
Franz Alt, April 2012

We have to make climate protection and species protection really profitable and stop messing around, we should tighten our belts to protect the climate. When it comes to energy, we should show that we generate wealth with it. Everyone looks spellbound to Germany to see how we can manage the nuclear phase-out in accordance with prosperity. If we make climate and environmental protection profitable, it will be copied everywhere.
Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker presenting the new report to the Club of Rome, May 2012

The energy transition will not work without phasing out coal.
Karsten Smid, Greenpeace energy expert, May 2012

The decentralized expansion of renewable energies in particular offers the opportunity to generate electricity exactly where it is needed. In this way, unnecessarily large distances between the place of generation and the place of consumption can be avoided and the required length of new power lines can be significantly reduced.
Peter Droege, President of EUROSOLAR, May 2012

Transporting wind power from the Hunsrück, Westerwald or Taunus to the Rhine-Main-Neckar metropolitan region, from the Lower Rhine and Münsterland to the Ruhr area or from the Swabian Alb to the load centers of Baden-Württemberg is much less of a challenge than gigantic power lines from the North Sea to be built in the south of Germany and at the same time enables broad regional added value.
Axel Berg, chairman of the EUROSOLAR section Germany, May 2012

The present draft of the national network development plan was created under a false premise. After all, the goal is not to safeguard the private-sector interests of electricity companies and transmission system operators, but rather a successful energy transition.
Irm Scheer-Pontenagel, Managing Director of EUROSOLAR, May 2012

The bottom line is that the locally generated, transported over short distances and directly usable kilowatt-hours are a factor of two to three cheaper than the kilowatt-hour produced in northern Germany, transported over a long distance and possibly temporarily stored.
Juwi board member Matthias Willenbacher, June 2012

In 2000, the average household electricity price was 14 cents, with a levy under the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) of 0.2 cents. By 2009 it increased to 23 cents, although the EEG surcharge was only 1.3 cents. We currently have a ratio of 26 to 3.6 cents per kWh. The majority of the electricity price increase was unaffected by the EEG surcharge.
Josef Göppel (CSU), chairman of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group in the environmental committee, June 2012

Oil and coal are killing us.
They are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive and climate change will wipe out entire coastal regions in 50 years. For me, renewable energies are the only way to save.
Larry Hagmann in an interview with Franz Alt, June 2012

The oil from the Arctic would only last for a few years. Instead of destroying the Arctic for a flash in the pan, we have to switch to renewable energies right away.
Sven Teske, Greenpeace energy expert, June 2012

If we focus primarily on regionally distributed solar and wind energy systems and if we bring electricity generation close to well-developed networks and consumers, then we will make enormous savings.
Juwi board member Matthias Willenbacher, June 2012

In the discussion about the right path for the energy turnaround, the motivation to turn around is unfortunately lost: conventional energy resources, which have been heavily subsidized for decades, will become dramatically more expensive. For the imports of these raw materials we will soon have to "burn" more than 100 billion euros every year - in the truest sense of the word! Uranium, coal, oil and gas are finite and often only with serious effects on our environment to extract and transport.
Juwi board member Matthias Willenbacher, June 2012

Since the beginning of 2009 alone, the EU's raw material import bill has practically doubled.
Prof. Dr. Gert G. Wagner, Karsten Neuhoff, June 2012

In total, the 27 EU countries recently spent more than 400 billion euros on the import of non-renewable raw materials. The lion's share is accounted for by oil. This annual cost pool alone would be enough to repay Greece's national debt in one fell swoop.
Prof. Dr. Gert G. Wagner, Karsten Neuhoff, June 2012

Numerous European countries have lived beyond their means - economically, but also ecologically. They bought their output with expensive imports of fossil energy dearly, too dearly. A really viable business model for the European economy must start right here: More output with less input, more efficiency and innovation instead of a steadily increasing import bill for oil and gas.
Prof. Dr. Gert G. Wagner, Karsten Neuhoff, June 2012

With this energy decision, we are unique worldwide. We are in the focus of everyone in this world: Can the Germans do it?
Klaus Töpfer, Interview Deutschlandfunk, June 2012

It works with an extraordinarily large number of new technological impulses - the great Russian writer Chekhov once said the beautiful sentence: "Scarcity is the sister of talent" - where you have to overcome shortages, build lines when you need storage, what do you think what is being researched about it, and all of a sudden we see that we have completely different technological possibilities: We can turn electricity into gas, into hydrogen, into methane, we can ...
Klaus Töpfer, Interview Deutschlandfunk, June 2012

Prosperity and growth depend on the energy supply. However, it is only possible in the long term with renewable energies.
Hermann Albers, BWE, 2012

How can we learn to see energy saving not as a step backwards but as a step forward?
Sven Plöger, good prospects for tomorrow

If you want to live like the people in Oklahoma, you have to depend on cheap oil in the long run. That comes to an end with Peak Oil. Europe and Asia have an advantage here, and they can expand that even further. I advocate a five-fold increase in energy and resource productivity. Those who are ahead of the pack need not fear world trade.
Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Süddeutsche Zeitung, July 2012

All countries are still striving strategically to offer energy as cheaply as possible. This is like an appeal to the people and the economy to be carefree with energy.
Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, heute.de interview, July 2012

It is high time to extend the energy transition to heat generation so that fossil fuels become superfluous.
Helmut Jäger, Federal Association of the Solar Industry, New Energy July 2012

People spend money on cars, dogs, tennis rackets, and nail polish. It would never occur to anyone to complain that it costs money. Only electricity and the energy transition should be as free as possible.
Süddeutsche Zeitung, commentary by Marlene Weiss, July 2012

It is imperative that the federal government finally put the socket on the sea.
Thorsten Herdan, Managing Director of the VDMA Power Systems division, July 2012

The offshore wind energy. is a chance of the century for the German North Sea coast, but it is in the truest sense of the word a gigantic technical and financial challenge.
Lower Saxony's Prime Minister David McAllister (CDU) July 2012

Atomic energy is a crime.
Commentary by Franz Alt on Fukushima, July 2012

Feed-in tariffs are deeply democratic.
Paul Gipe, Californian publicist, interview with neue energie, August 2012

The energy transition is not an end in itself, but a necessity for survival.
BUND boss Hubert Weiger, August 2012

Industry can save at least 14 percent energy by 2020, private households 17 percent, and trade and commerce still eleven percent.
Carsten Müller, CEO of the German Energy Efficiency Initiative (DENEFF), August 2012

The energy transition in Germany requires a whole series of measures that must be perfectly interlinked. Highly efficient gas and steam turbine power plants save the environment large amounts of greenhouse gases and can quickly and flexibly compensate for fluctuations in the generation of renewable energies.
Dr. Roland Fischer, CEO of the Fossil Power Generation Division at Siemens Energy, July 2012

Because wind and PV systems now have practically no marginal costs, they are pushing fossil-fuel power plants out of the competition in a merit order - the more renewable electricity there is, on sunny days, for example, the less fossil-fuel power plants have to run.
Franz Untersteller, Environment Minister Baden-Württemberg, July 2012

If one were to compare solar power with nuclear power in terms of costs, and if the final storage, the dismantling of nuclear power plants and the nuclear waste that had been radiating for centuries were realistically factored into the electricity cost calculation, solar power would literally be in a splendid position.
Hans and Werner Thoma, interview klimaretter.info, August 2012

The faster we retrofit, the more we have an advantage over other nations.
Trigema boss Wolfgang Grupp, August 2012

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