La transition énergétique allemande a fait l’objet de nombreux commentaires en France. Entre dénonciation et application sans recul du modèle allemand dans l’Hexagone... Mieux vaut savoir distinguer les mythes de la réalité avant de prendre position !
In many countries, solar energy is enjoying great success – photovoltaic modules are increasingly affordable and available to those interested in producing their own electricity. In the Czech Republic, however, those investing in and building solar power stations must constantly resist efforts by the government to destabilise the business environment, writes Martin Sedlák, Director of the Alliance for Energy Independence.
This paper demonstrates that an expansion of renewable energy sources is the only path to a secure, affordable and climate-friendly energy system until 2030 and beyond. Renewables not only drastically reduce emissions and other environmental and social burdens; they also reduce energy import dependency and hence increase energy security, strengthen local economies, and create jobs.
Germany’s energy transition, or Energiewende, has been a success story thus far in terms of renewable electricity production (especially solar PV and onshore wind), technological innovation, job creation, and citizen involvement in clean-energy generation, among other areas. Yet there is room for improvement.
The next years are critical for international action on climate change. The current negotiation process, as mandated by the Durban Plan of Action, aims at a new global climate agreement by the year 2015, which will take effect in 2020.
By comparing these energy policies, the objective was to jointly discuss collaboratively the future of the European energy transition, around the French-German duo. This conference was part of the GET@EU project (The German Energy Transition in the European Context), which aims at strengthening dialogue and exchange on energy transition issues between Germany and its European neighbours.