|Author (Person)||Lepesant, Gilles|
|Publisher||French Institute of International Relations (IFRI)|
|Series Title||IFRI Briefings|
|Content Type||Blog & Commentary|
The level of ambition of the Federal government for the Energiewende has dramatically increased with the new coalition elected in 2021, the share of renewables to be reached in the power mix by 2030 being set at 80% (against 47% in 2022). The German wind industry has however been affected by a slowdown of the expansion of capacities, several rounds of onshore wind and solar auctions being in 2022 undersubscribed. The added value of the Energiewende in terms of job creation has been ambivalent so far.
The country’s current industrial geography might be partly reshaped with the efforts made by northern and eastern States to deploy renewables and green hydrogen at large scale. Stakes are high for southern Germany since new spatial patterns are emerging in the automotive sector too. While Chinese competition in the solar and wind manufacturing sectors is tough, the Inflation Reduction Act has reinvigorated discussions around a stronger industrial policy.
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry, Energy|
|Subject Tags||Industrial Policy, Renewable Energy|
|Countries / Regions||Germany|