Fuel For Regional Economies: What Are The Benefits Of Renewable Energies?
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Simon Jenniches is a researcher and consultant for the Rhine-Ruhr Institute for Social Research and Policy Consultation. His main areas of research are economic development, applied economics, policy analysis, regional development, and geostatistics. 

                       

Fuel For Regional Economies: What Are The Benefits Of Renewable Energies?

Climate change and its effects on our ecosystems and our economies is one of the main current and future challenges. As most greenhouse gases are emitted by the energy generation sector (IPCC, 2014), there is a special need to develop renewable energies which emit fewer greenhouse gases over their lifetime than fossil energy fuels. Developing renewable energies for electricity and heat generation leads to structural changes in the energy system which has technical (for example, decentralization of the energy system...

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