Prof. Hans-Werner Sinn: Energy Price, Green Paradox, CO₂


Eduard Heindl Energy Talk #019

Interview in German with English subtitels

Prof. em. Dr. Dr. mult h.c.. Hans-Werner Sinn is a leading economist from Germany. He was a full professor since 1984 and has been emeritus professor in the economics department of LMU Munich since 2016,
President of the ifo Institute (from February 1999 to March 2016).
Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, USA. He was selected by the British magazine ''The Independent'' as one of the ten most important people in the world in 2010.
Book selections: ''The Green Paradox,'' ''Casino Capitalism,'' ''The Target Trap. "Searching for Truth," autobiography,

0:00 Intro
1:04 Welcome
1:57 Searching for the truth
5:44 Theory and practice
8:36 Energy as a production factor
10:40 Industry in Germany  
12:10 Availability of energy
16:22 Market signals for energy sources
18:11 Green energy makes sense
22:00 Taxes or bans
25:57 Subsidizing electricity prices?
30:22 The market and climate change
32:00 Quantity specification CO₂ emission.
33:40 The Green Paradox
37:05 Nuclear energy and the oil industry
41:15 The climate club
45:35 Electricity and storage
50:58 Germany and nuclear power
54:20 Nuclear power deaths per energy
58:28 Thorium reactors
1:01:10 System change towards socialism
1:04:30 Social risk of energy poverty
1:07:30 The CO₂ chain
1:09:40 Artificial intelligence

The conversation took place on August 2, 2023.

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