HET14 Impacts of a UK and German coal phase-out on the electricity mix and CO2 emissions in Europe

Author: Hasan Ümitcan Yilmaz (KIT)  Quentin Bchini, Dr. Dogan Keles, Rupert Hartel, Prof. Dr. Wolf Fichtner (KIT), Martina Mikulić, Dražen Jakšić (EIHP) Marcin Lewestein (Clean Coal and Gas Thematic Leader – KIC-Inno Energy)

Language: English Year: April 2016 
Countries: Germany and Great Britain Weblink
Topics: Coal, Electricity, CO² emissions Type: Hot Energy Topic
Energies: Coal and Electricity

Summary: In this HET, the authoring team has tried to show that an early phase-out of coal and lignite leads to higher imports and higher electricity wholesale prices in Germany. The carbon emissions are reduced in the long-term. The impact of a coal phase-out in the UK does not have a major impact on the UK electricity mix and wholesale prices. In a framework that is already suitable for energy transition, i.e. high CO2 prices and renewable targets, a coal phase-out in Germany and the UK has very little additional impact on total European emissions.

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HET14: Impacts of a UK and German coal phase-out on the electricity mix and CO2 emissions in Europe