News Digest Item
16 Mar 2018

Germany’s lead in energy transition comes at a cost to its neighbours – report

The Economist

Germany’s experiences with its energy transition have made the country a global leader in the shift from fossil fuels to renewables, but many of its neighbours are not satisfied with the way Europe’s biggest economy exercises this leadership, business weekly The Economist reports. Its reliance on natural gas as a substitute for coal and nuclear power – including the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline – and its poor coordination with surrounding states in launching its renewable energy policy are just two factors alienating Germany from its neighbours in terms of energy policy, the article says.

Find the article in English here.

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

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