The German Energiewende Book

International perspectives

With its Energiewende, Germany has raised the bar in terms of setting the pace for renewable energy policies. By going renewable, Germany has created more than 350,000 new jobs, built up the world's leading green technology sector, and has reduced its dependency on fossil fuel imports. But how is the German energy transition perceived internationally? What do other countries make of the Energiewende? Are there other best practices for an energy transition?