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Decentralised Renewable Energies

Severe storms (e.g., Lothar 1999, Kyrill 2007), flooding and heavy snowfall can create problems for energy supply as a result of interruptions within the electricity grid. A decentralised energy supply based on renewable energies is more adapted to such climate extremes and black-outs than large centralised power plants. At the same time it contributes to mitigate climate change.

Depending on local conditions, renewable energy sources may include small hydro power, windmills, solar thermal power and photovoltaics, geothermal power, biomass and biogas plants.