Reports 2017

Germany and the Energy Union – Lessons and prospects

6 October 2017

Germany is often perceived as the key country for the success or demise of the EU’s efforts to create an Energy Union. The size of its market and its geographical position imply that both its domestic and external energy policy choices – ranging from the massive deployment of renewable energy sources to the support for controversial gas deals with Russia – have significant commercial, security and environmental impacts on neighbouring countries. This Policy Dialogue explored the internal and external dimensions of Germany’s energy policy, their impact on domestic constituencies and neighbouring countries, the German perspective on the Energy Union as well as the prospects for improving coordination and cooperation in the EU, taking into account the results of German recent elections.

Speakers included: Marco Giuli, Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre, Andreas Graf, Associate EU Energy Policy, Agora Energiewende, Severin Fischer, Senior Researcher, Centre for Security Studies, Julian Schorpp, Director for European Energy and Climate Policy, DIHK, Tanja Hickel, Consultant for Energy, Maritime Policy, Climate and Environment, Hanse Office, Annika Hedberg, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre, Aurélie Faure-Schuyer, Policy Advisor, European Technology and Innovation Platforms.