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Table 2 Overview of key parameters of different energy scenarios for Germany for 2050 in comparison with status quo (own representation based on the study results)

From: Challenges of future energy landscapes in Germany — a nature conservation perspective

ScenarioSource/study yearReference yearEnd energy demand [TWh]Share of renewable energy in end energy demand [%]Gross electricity consumption [TWh]Main RE (in gross electricity generation)
Status quo[5]2018257216.6600.91. wind
2. PV
“Scenario A” (original title: IA)[41]/20102050145159.6440.61. biomass
2. wind
“Scenario B” (original title: 2011C)[42]/20122050141659.15341. wind
2. PV
“Scenario C”(original title: KS 95)[43]/20152050121196.47791. wind
2. PV
“Scenario D” (original title: II)[29]/201820501362(1) to 1864(2)100(3)818 to 11391. PV
2. wind
  1. (1)based on “very ambitious” energy demand reduction assumptions, (2) based on “ambitious” energy demand reduction assumptions, (3) target scenario: The study compares energy demand with the goal of providing 100% by RE