Policy Brief / 2023-12-02

Germany’s CoalExit Strategy: Energy policy responses to the war in Ukraine

Pao-Yu Oei

<p>Prior to 2022, Russia provided a significant portion of Germany&rsquo;s energy needs: roughly 50% of coal, 55% of gas and 35% of oil. The outbreak of war in Ukraine led to significant increases in the prices of all fossil fuels due to supply disruptions, sanctions and increased demand. It has become a widespread notion that Germany&rsquo;s response to this crisis was to abandon its climate targets. This brief dispels this myth and outlines the country&rsquo;s response to the situation.</p>
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Geographic Scope
Germany
Language
English
Publishing Institution
FossilExit Research Group, TRAJECTS
Topic
Just Transition
Category
Originals
Keywords
Germany
Energy
Coal
Exit
CoalExit
Policy
Strategy
Response
War
Ukraine
Research Group
Coal Exit
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