The International Energy Agency (IEA) regularly conducts in-depth peer reviews of the energy policies of its member countries. This process supports energy policy development and encourages the exchange of international best practices and experiences.
The “Energiewende" continues to be the defining feature of Germany’s energy policy landscape. In place for nearly a decade, the Energiewende is a major plan for transforming the country’s energy system to make it more efficient and supplied mainly by renewable sources.
The Energiewende is clearly visible in electricity generation, where it has increased the share of renewables. Now, the government must refocus its efforts to achieve stronger emissions reductions in lagging sectors, namely transport and heating.
In this report, the IEA provides energy policy recommendations to help Germany smoothly manage the transformation of its energy sector.
Read key findings