Germany will not stop buying Russian gas after 2050, when it plans to stop generating electricity from fossil energy sources. This was stated by Matthias Dehner, first secretary of the department of economics and science of the German embassy in Russia.
“There will definitely not be a ban on supply, as the chemical industry requires the natural gas. But the part of Russian gas exports that goes to power generation will stop. Today it is about a quarter, it is expected to grow to 2040 to 40%, but then fall again," – Dener said.
According to him, after 2050 it will be too expensive to produce electricity from natural gas or other fossil energy sources, since the rights to emit carbon dioxide will become too expensive.
According to the energy strategy approved by the German government, the share of renewable energy sources in the country's energy balance should increase from more than 20% at present and reach at least 80% by 2050, RIA Novosti reports.
In this case, nuclear power plants will be phased out by the end of 2022.