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Reply by the Federal Government to a question concerning new primary energy sources raised in the Bundestag

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Abstract

A question raised in the Bundestag concerning new primary energy sources was answered by the Federal Minister for Science and Technology in his letter dated June 2, 1976; the letter called attention to the Federal Government's energy program of September 1973 which, instead of promoting research almost exclusively on the nuclear sector as used to be the case, aims at a purposeful and comprehensive promotion by the state of non-nuclear energy research as well in the FRG. Solar energy seems to have the best chance in the FRG of being utilized in an industrial way, applying low-temperature collectors to recover heat for heating and hot water preparation; 28 million DM have been invested so far. Despite the fact that the technical potential of wind power in the FRG would cover almost 75% of the present electricity demand, only plants with a small kW range are being developed at the moment as the question of energy storage is still open; 0.3 million DM have been granted so far. The utilization of geothermal power can only be of interest for the FRG on the basis of the hot-dry-rock method; drilling work is carried out in the Eifel district investigating geothermal gradients: 1.25  More>>
Authors:
Matthoefer, H [1] 
  1. Bundesministerium fuer Forschung und Technologie, Bonn (F.R. Germany)
Publication Date:
Jun 01, 1976
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EPA-; EDB-77-002594
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Bundesrat - Drucksache; (Germany, Federal Republic of); Journal Volume: 7; 5313
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 14 SOLAR ENERGY; 17 WIND ENERGY; 15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; ENERGY SOURCES; ENERGY POLICY; GERMAN FEDERAL REPUBLIC; GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; SOLAR ENERGY; WIND POWER; ENERGY; EUROPE; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; POWER; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; 299000* - Energy Planning & Policy- Unconventional Sources & Power Generation; 293000 - Energy Planning & Policy- Policy, Legislation, & Regulation; 292000 - Energy Planning & Policy- Supply, Demand & Forecasting; 140900 - Solar Thermal Utilization; 170000 - Wind Energy; 150000 - Geothermal Energy
OSTI ID:
7259973
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
German
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: BUNDD
Submitting Site:
DE
Size:
Pages: 1-11
Announcement Date:
Sep 01, 1976

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Matthoefer, H. Reply by the Federal Government to a question concerning new primary energy sources raised in the Bundestag. Germany: N. p., 1976. Web.
Matthoefer, H. Reply by the Federal Government to a question concerning new primary energy sources raised in the Bundestag. Germany.
Matthoefer, H. 1976. "Reply by the Federal Government to a question concerning new primary energy sources raised in the Bundestag." Germany.
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title = {Reply by the Federal Government to a question concerning new primary energy sources raised in the Bundestag}
author = {Matthoefer, H}
abstractNote = {A question raised in the Bundestag concerning new primary energy sources was answered by the Federal Minister for Science and Technology in his letter dated June 2, 1976; the letter called attention to the Federal Government's energy program of September 1973 which, instead of promoting research almost exclusively on the nuclear sector as used to be the case, aims at a purposeful and comprehensive promotion by the state of non-nuclear energy research as well in the FRG. Solar energy seems to have the best chance in the FRG of being utilized in an industrial way, applying low-temperature collectors to recover heat for heating and hot water preparation; 28 million DM have been invested so far. Despite the fact that the technical potential of wind power in the FRG would cover almost 75% of the present electricity demand, only plants with a small kW range are being developed at the moment as the question of energy storage is still open; 0.3 million DM have been granted so far. The utilization of geothermal power can only be of interest for the FRG on the basis of the hot-dry-rock method; drilling work is carried out in the Eifel district investigating geothermal gradients: 1.25 million DM have been granted so far. In 1976 the projects mentioned above have been allotted research funds amounting to 20 million DM. Energy from running/tidal waters is utilized in the FRG to 90% so far, but this only accounts for 6.7% of the gross electricity generation. Therefore, its importance for the energy supply of the FRG will decrease when the energy demand increases.}
journal = {Bundesrat - Drucksache; (Germany, Federal Republic of)}
volume = {7; 5313}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Germany}
year = {1976}
month = {Jun}
}