News Digest Item
21 Feb 2017

A more decentralised and locally-rooted energy transition

Frankfurter Rundschau

Citizens, politicians, and the industry all agree that Germany’s energy transition must continue - but a clear plan on exactly how does not exist, writes Joachim Wille in Frankfurter Rundschau. “How central or decentral should the Energiewende be designed? Do we want more wind power or more solar PV? Is it to be an energy transition by citizens, by municipal utilities or by the big four power companies – or a mix of all of this?” writes Wille. Studies showed that citizens preferred a more decentralised and locally-rooted transition, and politicians would be well-advised to respect this to avoid protest against new power lines or wind parks, writes Wille.

Read the article in German here.

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

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