Energy Transition - The German Energiewende - by Craig Morris & Martin Pehnt[Reading report] by Elie Simon


The author is part of the Alternative Management third year specialization program at HEC.

Germany has set itself ambitious goals regarding the transition from nuclear energy and fossil fuels to renewables. The report explains why and how the country is taking on this project and which challenges it will face in the future. The authors also highlight its effects on the German economy, society and environment. In the light of sometimes misleading media coverage on the issue, the report aims to provide international readers with facts that help them gain a good understanding of the German Energiewende

Quote article  Elie Simon, « Energy Transition - The German Energiewende - by Craig Morris & Martin Pehnt », 05 april 2015, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Reading report]

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