“Energiewende, but honestly”
Germany needs a four-pronged strategy to get its Energiewende on track to meet emissions and renewables targets, writes Felix Matthes, head of the Institute for Applied Ecology (Öko-Institut), in an opinion piece for weekly newspaper Die Zeit. The country must strengthen renewables, as well as efficiency efforts in the building and transport sector. Politicians must actively push for an end to old emissions-intensive technology, and infrastructure such as grids and railways should be developed much faster, Matthes says. He added that selecting the best solutions from a plethora of innovations should play a greater role.
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