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02 Sep 2016

Germany risks falling behind in global energy transition


A global Energiewende is already underway, but world leaders should give it a further push at the upcoming G20 meeting in China, according to a WWF report. “As the current level of coal in the mix remains a problem to be solved for Germany, the country ranks among world champions in the deployment of renewable technologies,” according to the report.
WWF Germany climate expert Regine Günther warned the country’s economy risked falling behind if Germany continues to resist change and cling to coal power generation. She said the Energiewende had stalled in Germany and called for more ambitious political targets, adding the government’s current proposal for a roadmap to decarbonisation by 2050 did not do justice to the task.

Find the WWF report in English here.

For background, read the CLEW article CO2 targets and coal deadline omitted from Climate Action Plan draft.

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