The German Energy Transition in the Context of the EU Renewable Energy Policy

A Reality Check!
  • Israel SolorioEmail author
  • Eva Öller
  • Helge Jörgens


The energy transition or Energiewende is a main topic in German politics. Not only is it a core project of the Merkel coalition government, but it is also a matter that, in general terms, generates a cross-party consensus (Jänicke 2011: 131). The Energiewende has been supported across time by different government coalitions, involving all the main political parties in Germany It also captures the broad public attention, showing strong levels of support among the German population. In May 2014, thousands of people took the streets across different cities in Germany supporting the project for an energy transition based on renewable energies sources (RES) and against any nuclear or fracking developments in the country.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.FU BerlinBerlinDeutschland
  2. 2.Forschungszentrum für UmweltpolitikFU BerlinBerlinDeutschland

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