1.5 Degree Target Won't be Met, Says Study by Prof. Dr. Pao-Yu Oei
CO2 emissions from the Lusatian lignite mining region must be limited to 205 million tons, according to a new study by Prof. Dr. Pao-Yu Oei, Professor of Sustainable Energy Transition Economics at Europa-Universität Flensburg. Otherwise, Germany will not be able to meet the 1.5-degree limit on global warming. Even moving the coal phase-out forward to 2030 would miss the target, said Pao-Yu Oei, head of the Fossil Exit Research Group at Europa-Universität Flensburg, in Berlin on Thursday, April 26, when presenting the analysis.
Study leader Pao-Yu Oei, professor of Sustainable Energy Transition Economics at the Europa-Universität Flensburg, suggests annual curtailment of power plants starting in 2024. "If we just don't intervene and let the coal operator do it, then by 2026 at the latest we would have to say: We can't continue burning now," Pao-Yu Oei said in Berlin on Thursday.
The study was commissioned by Fridays for Future.