The German Energiewende - History, Targets, Policies and Challenges

Jacobs, David
December 2012
Renewable Energy Law & Policy Review;2012, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p223
Academic Journal
The article examines the concept of German Energiewende or energy transition. It defines the term Energiewende as the transition of a fossil fuel and nuclear-based energy system towards renewable energy-based system. It explores the historical context of Energiewende and describes its related targets and policies. It highlights the unique characteristics of the German Energiewende in comparison to energy transitions in other jurisdictions.


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