Germany rapidly accelerated the deployment of renewable energy, but it still didn’t unlock its full potential. The key is now to accelerate expansion, strengthening planning capacities in administrations, enabling conditions for tenant electricity and energy sharing. Germany finally needs a transport policy that is aligned with climate targets. The company car privilege for internal combustion engines must be dropped and the focus must be on rail instead of new road construction.
The German National and Energy Climate Plan needs to provide measures to reach both the climate targets for 2030 and the goal of a climate neutral economy by 2045. At this stage, it’s very important to foster public participation in the plan drafting and to accelerate the transition starting from the transport sector.