Are Germany’s Energy Transition Plans Working?

Considering the established political imperatives underpinning the German energy transition (Energiewende) and the overall push toward greater use of renewables in the energy mix, let’s look at some of the outcomes of this transition — specifically natural gas imports from Russia and fossil fuel consumption. A boost in renewables would carry these two ostensible goals, and it’s worthwhile to gauge progress in both areas. In these scenarios, it’s beneficial to look at the end-use of primary sources of energy, to understand how…