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Wie viel Europa braucht die Energiewende?

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Gawel, Erik; Strunz, Sebastian; Lehmann, Paul

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Corporate Editor Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung - UFZ
Abstract It is often argued that Germany's energy transition (the so-called "Energiewende") needs to be "Europeanized", so as to make the transition process more efficient. In particular, the German system of feed-in tariffs for renewables is criticized for being an obstacle to efficient European energy supply. However, we point out that Germany's approach is no outlier but rather well embedded in the European context of heterogeneous energy policies. Also, full centralization of energy policy decisions on the EU-level is neither desirable from an economic point of view nor a politically feasible option. Against this background, we identify priorities for fostering the European dimension of the Member States’ energy policies, such as the coordination of grid extensions and capacity markets.
Keywords Europe; EU; Europeanization; energy policy; climate policy; policy on technology; centralization; climate protection; energy supply; federalism; renewable energy; Federal Republic of Germany
Classification Special areas of Departmental Policy; European Politics; Ecology, Environment
Document language German
Publication Year 2014
City Leipzig
Page/Pages 39 p.
Series UFZ Discussion Papers, 4/2014
ISSN 1436-140X
Status Published Version
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike