According to Köppl, instead of an exclusive discussion about possible options for energy supply, there should be a holistic and broad view of the entire energy system. This would open up a wide range of options for increasing energy productivity and saving greenhouse gas emissions. In order to realise these transformation potentials, it is necessary to consider synergies and trade-offs between policy areas and policy instruments. This means, for example, that a CO2 tax should be embedded in a broader mix of instruments.
The participants in the Energy and Climate Strategy workshop then developed the idea of a "Green Club", a community initiative for a CO2-neutral lifestyle, which was discussed with experts at IDEAS.GALA in the evening.
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