“Energiewende: Continue on a rocky road”
German companies on average evaluate the influence of the energy transition on their competitiveness as marginally positive, according to an online survey of German businesses conducted by Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK). “The assessment of the energy transition on the whole is less critical than a year ago. However, many possibilities for Energiewende investments lie fallow due to regulatory and market conditions,” says the survey report “IHK-Energiewende-Barometer 2016”. DIHK sees the main reason in stable and sometimes sinking electricity prices.