Article from: OGEL 1 (2006), in Roundup of Articles
Energy policy is basic economic, structural and climate protection policy. A secure, cost-effective and environmentally friendly supply of energy is a fundamental condition for a modern and productive national economy. It is closely linked to policies regarding industry, technology, small and medium-sized enterprises and foreign trade. This is why Germany needs an integrated energy policy concept that includes a precautionary strategy with regard to globally dwindling fossil resources.