News Digest Item
07 Sep 2017

“Germany must go back to its low-carbon future”


Once a world leader in renewables, Germany’s energy transition progress has stalled and the 2020 targets are out of reach unless the next government realigns its policies, writes energy economist Claudia Kemfert in an article in Nature. The country should focus on three priorities, writes Kemfert: a coal phase-out, ideally by 2030; a coherent energy efficiency strategy for buildings and transport; and increasing government investment into research and development.

Read the article in English here.

For background, read the CLEW dossier The energy transition and climate change.

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