News Digest Item
14 Mar 2018

Germany no longer pioneering international energy transition - McKinsey

McKinsey & Company / World Economic Forum

High power prices, a heavy dependency on coal power and stagnating greenhouse gas emissions mean Germany is no longer playing a leading role in the international energy transition, according to McKinsey’s new global Energy Transition Index, done in cooperation with the World Economic Forum. Germany ranks 16th of 114 countries, falling behind many European countries, McKinsey says. The index compares the status of the energy transition in 114 countries based on 40 different indices, including "energy system structure", where Germany ranks 110th due to its high dependence on electricity generated from coal.

Find the full report and other material in English here and the German press release here.

For background, read CLEW’s Easy Guide on Germany’s energy transition, and the factsheet Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions and climate targets.

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