News Digest Item
19 Mar 2018

France and Germany need to coordinate their energy transition to be successful – study

Agora Energiewende / IDDRI

To make their national energy transition a success, France and Germany need to closely coordinate the reduction of nuclear and coal power, French and German think tanks IDDRI and Agora Energiewende* have concluded in a joint study. “If the two countries do not proceed in lockstep, this could mean major distortions in the energy sector for both,” Agora Energiewende says in its press release. Germany could fall even more off track in emission reduction while France risks making futile investments in its “oversized nuclear plant stock”.

Read the Agora press release in English here and the IDDRI press release in English here.

See the CLEW dossier Germany’s energy transition in the European context for more information.

*Like the Clean Energy Wire, Agora Energiewende is funded by the Stiftung Mercator and the European Climate Foundation.

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