17 Dec 2018, 13:22
Benjamin Wehrmann

German government rejects financial evaluation of individual Energiewende targets

Clean Energy Wire

The German government does not plan to introduce quantitative controlling standards for the energy transition. In an answer to a parliamentary inquiry by the pro-business party FDP, the government said “it is not appropriate to reduce every target of the energy policy target triangle [sustainability, affordability, supply security] to an ostensibly suitable number.” The FDP inquired on the government’s reaction to a monitoring report by Germany’s Court of Auditors, which called for a more cost-efficient management of Germany’s energy transition, the Energiewende. The government said the target triangle “is formulated in the sense of framework conditions” and the monitoring report therefore did not evaluate the development of individual targets. Instead, the report “rather looks at several indicators, including qualitative ones, which together provide an adequate assessment of the target achievement.”

Find the government’s answer in German here.

Get background in the CLEW factsheet How much does Germany's energy transition cost?

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