“Why Germany needs a European Energiewende”
It is in Germany’s immediate interest to embrace the European dimension of the Energiewende, argues Rebecca Bertram in a blog post for energytransition.org. “Germany needs Europe to drive its own Energiewende forward,” writes Bertram, citing German power exports and imports to compensate fluctuating renewable generation. A European energy transition could also be a vision for an EU facing a serious identity crisis and would benefit energy security as well as competitiveness, according to Bertram. “Germany should, together with its European neighbours, develop a new narrative about a common European Energiewende – one that addresses the concerns of other European member states as well.”
Read the post in English here.
For background, read the CLEW dossier Germany’s energy transition in the European context and the factsheet Loop flows: Why is wind power from northern Germany putting east European grids under pressure?