Statement on the First Monitoring Report by the German Government for 2011
On 19 December 2012, the first monitoring report from the Federal Government and the joint statement from the expert commissions about the "Energy of the Future" monitoring process were presented. The independent expert commission, composed of Prof. Dr. Andreas Löschel, Prof. Dr. Georg Erdmann, Prof. Dr. Frithjof Staiß, and Dr. Hans-Joachim Ziesing, provided scientific support and delivered a joint statement on the monitoring process, which should show progress towards the German "Energiewende", and with it a highly efficient energy system based on renewable sources by the year 2050,. Ecologic Institute provided scientific support to this work with a focus on the key topics that Dr. Hans-Joachim Ziesing and the expert commission selected for their joint statement. The joint statement is available for download.
The expert commission's joint statement on the German government's monitoring report had the objectives of scientific evaluation and assessment. In addition, relevant development, targets, and policy measures were analyzed in a constructively critical manner. An overall assessment of the German "Energiewende" by the expert commission was not foreseen and could not have been carried out in the given timeframe. These statements will be made on the progress report in 2014, which will include a more extensive and in-depth assessment of cause-effect relationships.
The expert commission's joint statement as well as the German government's monitoring report can be also downloaded from the website of the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy.