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24 Jul 2018

To achieve energy independence, Germany should upgrade power grid – commentary


The government should invest in Germany’s power infrastructure so as to achieve energy independence through renewables, Dave Keating writes in a commentary in Forbes. The share of renewables in power generation has risen substantially over the years, but recent growth has been lagging due to delayed decisions on expansion and upgrading of the country’s energy infrastructure, according to Keating. As Germany winds down its coal and nuclear plants, increasing renewables deployment would reduce the need for new natural gas pipelines to Russia, he writes.

Read the commentary in English here.

For background, read the dossiers The role of gas in Germany’s energy transition and The energy transition and Germany’s power grid.

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