News Digest Item
12 Aug 2016

“Renewable energy: It's not easy being green”

The Economist

While generous subsidies have made Germany a clean power leader, helping to increase the country’s share of power generation from renewable sources from 3.6 percent in 1990 to 30 percent last year, the country continues to face challenges in implementing its ambitious energy transition, The Economist writes. Wind and solar is not enough to compensate for missing nuclear capacity, which has increased reliance on coal-fired plants. While the share of renewable energy is up, carbon emissions have not declined. German consumers have also been slow to embrace electric vehicles.

Read a CLEW factsheet on Germany's greenhouse gas emissions and climate targets.

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