News Digest Item
13 Jul 2018

France and Germany pledge to push European energy transition forward

Governments of France and Germany

In a joint declaration, the German and French federal governments have committed to accelerate the implementation of the European energy transition. Among other pledges, the two countries will push at the European level for ambitious CO2 emission reduction targets for light- and heavy-duty vehicles and cooperate on increasing energy-supply security. The governments say they aim to develop a test project for cross-border renewables auctions, coordinate the roll-out of offshore wind power in the North Seas and build a cross-border test track for an electric highway.

Read the draft declaration in English here.

For background, read the article Gov advisors say Energiewende will only thrive in European framework and the factsheet Energiewende – Germany is not alone.

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