Many energy transition plans in party election programmes are “based on wishful thinking”
"Many election manifesto pledges concerning the German energy transition project appear to be based on wishful thinking and contain little information about the measures required or the expected costs," writes Deutsche Bank Research in a paper on industrial policy. “We think it would be sensible and honest to focus more strongly on what is genuinely achievable, even if this means that some individual energy transition objectives need to be reformulated or shifted to the European level,” writes Deutsche Bank.
Find the industrial policy paper in English here.
For background on the party’s policy positions, read the CLEW factsheet Vote2017: German parties' energy & climate policy positions.