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Sustainability 2014, 6(5), 2822-2831; doi:10.3390/su6052822

Changing the Energy System towards Renewable Energy Self-Sufficiency—Towards a multi-perspective and Interdisciplinary Framework

Centre for Renewable Energy, University of Freiburg, Tennenbacher Str. 4, Freiburg 79106, Germany
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Received: 5 May 2014 / Accepted: 6 May 2014 / Published: 13 May 2014
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The transformation of the present energy system into a sustainable one is discussed worldwide. This is also mirrored in a vivid debate in the scientific literature [1–3]. Self-sufficiency attained with the help of electricity, heat, and fuel from renewable energy (RE) in combination with energy saving is seen as one way to establish a sustainable energy system, e.g., [4,5]. Many communities and regions in different countries are facing the challenge of such a transformation of their energy system, and have taken up the objective of achieving energy self-sufficiency through the use of renewables [4,6–8]. [...] View Full-Text
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Ruppert-Winkel, C.; Hauber, J. Changing the Energy System towards Renewable Energy Self-Sufficiency—Towards a multi-perspective and Interdisciplinary Framework. Sustainability 2014, 6, 2822-2831.

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