Despite COVID-19 leading to a reprioritisation across the board, the EU Green Deal currently remains a core element of the recovery package proposed by the EU. As such, the German Presidency looks likely to continue pushing for the energy transition, though perhaps less than would have been expected.
Nevertheless, Germany, as the home of the “Energiewende” (Energy-transition), plans to accompany the Green Deal with energy-focused policies centred on building the Energy Union, implementing further regulation on carbon emissions and - perhaps above all - fostering offshore wind to provide green hydrogen, with a focus on shifting Germany’s and the EU’s steel industry away from coal.
In the snapshot below, we outline the key priorities and initiatives in energy policy that Berlin will be driving in the next six months. Additionally, we provide a visual overview of the main energy-related meetings and events.
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