16 Jul 2019 10:30am to 11:30am

The Energy Transition and the Politics of Coal in Germany

The University of Münster
Professor Andreas Löschel holds a chair for Energy and Resource Economics at the University of Münster and is Director of the Centre of Applied Economic Research Münster (CAWM) since 2014...

Germany has set itself a long-term energy policy strategy with ambitious goals including the decision to phase out nuclear power. The Federal Government initiated a monitoring process to review the progress made on attaining the goals. The presentation discusses the progress in Germany’s energy transition and measures to get back on track. Germany’s coal exit commission has recommended to phase out coal-based power generation by 2038 latest. Moreover, there is an intensive discussion about the future role of carbon pricing in the Energiewende.



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