North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) produces a third of Germany’s energy and contributes over 30 percent of its GHG emissions. The state provides a good example of how the energy transition can work, as well as some common challenges that governments are facing. This briefing paper looks at energy transition policies and models in NRW. It forms part of a series of briefings on clean energy policies of state and regional governments. The full research ist available in German at

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PublisherWuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie
Release dateMay 2016

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