“The future of Germany’s Energiewende”
Germany’s federal elections in September will also be a decision “on the direction of the country’s energy policy” and a lot depends on which parties form a government coalition, Arne Jungjohann writes on website China Dialogue. With near-term [climate and energy] targets likely to be missed, the challenge ahead is to meet the country’s mid-term targets, Jungjohann says. The next government had to make sure Germany could “increase its grid flexibility and back-up capacity”, provide for an enhanced coupling of power generation, heating and transport, manage the phase-out of coal power and devise new ways to finance renewables’ expansion, he writes.
Read the article in English here.
For background, read the CLEW dossier Vote2017 – German elections and the Energiewende.