Germany off track regarding Energiewende goals – industry research institute
By the end of 2017, renewables expansion in Germany exceeded targets by a considerable margin, but the country still lags behind on several other energy transition indicators, writes Hubertus Bardt for the industry-sponsored research institute IW Köln in a brief report. Bardt assessed Germany’s deviation from a linear path from the 2010 status to the 2020 targets, and found the country to be unsuccessful for example in power grid expansion, or greenhouse gas and power consumption reduction. Bardt also writes that Germany faces a competitive disadvantage as power prices for industry are increasing relative to the European average.
Find the brief report in German here.
For background, read the CLEW articles Climate goal failure warrants high Energiewende priority- gov advisors, Gov advisors say Energiewende will only thrive in European framework and the interview "Energiewende acceptance will become key question" -gov energy advisor.