News Digest Item
18 Sep 2017

“Urgent rethink required as Germany’s energy transition stalls”

Energy Watch Group

Germany’s next government will have to ramp up efforts to advance the country’s transition to renewable energy sources in order to replace nuclear power and enable gradual decarbonisation, the Energy Watch Group think tank says. The “former global leader” in pushing the shift to renewable power has seen national expansion rates decline “dramatically” following “a series of policy failures”, such as the switch to renewables auctions, the think tank argues. “Germany has moved from frontrunner to laggard, exactly at the time when renewables are the cheapest option”, says Energy Watch Group head Hans-Josef Fell.

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See the CLEW article Booming German wind power sector fears 2019 cliff and the CLEW factsheet What energy & climate stakeholders want from Germany’s next government for more information.

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