News Digest Item
21 Feb 2018

Planning of Germany’s power grid must be aligned with Paris climate targets

Environmental Action Germany (DUH) / Germanwatch / WWF

Germany's current power grid development plans for 2030 are not aligned with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, write the NGOs Environmental Action Germany (DUH), Germanwatch, and WWF in a joint press release. "Until now, none of the three planning scenarios is based on a development path that supposes an accelerated exit from coal, and – by 2050 – also from fossil oil and gas, as well as a 100 percent renewables-based power supply by 2050," they write. In the current plans, all three scenarios are still based on only an 80 percent greenhouse gas reduction goal by 2050, with which the emission limits for 2030 would be too high to enable Germany to reach the Paris targets.

Find the joint press release in German here, the DUH statement in German here, and the WWF statement in German here.

For background, read the CLEW dossier The energy transition and Germany's power grid.

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