Report of the German Federal Government on Energy Research 2014
In September 2010, the German government laid out the plan for the medium to long-term energy supply in Germany with its Energy Concept. After the earthquake disaster in Japan in March 2011 and the resulting flooding of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, the German government re-assessed the role of nuclear power and set the maximum lifespan of the plants in Germany at 32 years.
By promoting research in the field of energy technologies, the government aims to meet its energy requirements and climate policy commitments. In economic terms, the leading position of German companies will also be increased in the field of modern energy technologies.
The current report is an update of the Report of the Federal Government on Energy Research 2013 published in 2013 and provides an updated overview of the structure and main areas of energy research funded by the German government.