Germany, US, and China set to emerge as geopolitical winners of global energy transition
The drop in costs for renewable energy production will transform the global energy landscape and also alter the geopolitical clout of different countries, with Germany, the US, and China standing to benefit most from a worldwide transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy, the US geopolitical intelligence platform Stratfor says on its blog. Germany’s “leadership in the field” of renewable energy technology is likely to give the country considerable leverage in a world that adopts wind and solar power as the main form of electricity generation, but also much smaller countries, such as Sweden, Denmark, Uruguay, Nicaragua, Morocco, and Kenya “could gain outsize regional influence as a result of the transition, thanks to their potential for exporting renewable energy and technology,” Stratfor writes.
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