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04 Sep 2017

French think tank: Germany may lower Energiewende ambitions after elections

France Strategie

Germany is likely to lower its Energiewende ambitions after the upcoming general elections, according to an analysis by French government think tank France Strategie. Germany will likely miss its 2020 climate targets, while the long-term insecurity of the project and the associated costs remain very high, writes author Etienne Beeker. He says progress in efficiency is very slow, while the use of petrol in transport and coal in power generation has barely changed. "At a moment when voters focus their attention on other subjects, such as immigration and security, we can expect a reduction in the ambition of German energy policy after the parliamentary elections in September," he concludes.

Read the analysis in French here.

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