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This article published in Internationale Politik, Germany's leading foreign policy journal, explores the impact of Germany's phase-out of nuclear power on EU policies. Sascha Müller-Kraenner, a founder and policy advisor of Ecologic Institute, invites Germans to consider the impact of this policy on other EU Member States and sketches challenges for EU energy and climate policy. The article is available online.
The Lisbon Treaty calls for a common European energy policy. In spite of paying lip-service to the European ideal for years, Germany decided alone on its future energy policy trajectory. Germany's nuclear phase-out and the build-up of renewable energy is the right approach. Nevertheless, many observers in neighboring countries regard it as idiosyncratic. In the coming months, Germany will not only have to explain its clean energy shift but also ensure it is compatible within Europe, and that Europe can follow the German example.
The article [in German] is available online.