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23 Feb 2018

“What Canada can learn from Germany’s renewables revolution”

Desmog Canada

Germany’s energy transition from nuclear and fossil energy to renewables has many sceptics and requires a lot of hard work, but shows that “it can be done,” Judith Lavoie writes on Desmog Canada. Manfred Fischedick of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate told the magazine that Germany has lessons to offer Canada, such as the need for a long term strategy, a “sophisticated” monitoring system, specific sector targets and a “top-down, bottom-up” approach that firmly embeds the target of decarbonisation in public support and administrative procedures at every level, Lavoie writes.

Read the article in English here.

See the CLEW dossier The history of the Energiewende for background.

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