“Energiewende: shaken economy”
Germany suffered as an industrial location because its businesses were affected by the EEG-surcharge, while companies in the important European economies profited from low wholesale power prices, writes Klaus Stratmann in an opinion piece in Handelsblatt. “That doesn’t match federal economy minister Sigmar Gabriel’s goal to strengthen the industrial location. The carelessness with which his house lets things develop is alarming,” writes Stratmann.
For background, read the CLEW dossiers German industry and its competitive edge in times of the Energiewende and The energy transition's effect on jobs and business and the CLEW factsheet What business thinks of the energy transition.