The 'Energiewende' and the 'transition énergétique' by 2030

Focus on the electricity sector. Co-dependent impacts of German and French choices on nuclear and coal in the context of renewable energy development.

In line with the Paris Climate Agreement, France and Germany are aiming for a deep decarbonisation of their economies by 2050, which will require major sectoral changes. In the electricity sector, the two countries have different starting points, but their current long-term strategies contain many similar orientations: increasing energy production from renewable sources, improving energy efficiency, and increasing electrification of heat and transport.

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Publisher: Agora Energiewende, IDDRI Pages: 20 Release date: March 2018 Language: English