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Security Through Energy Policy


Security Through Energy Policy

Germany at the Crossroads


Kraemer, R. Andreas 2009: “Security Through Energy Policy: Germany at the Crossroads”. eJournal USA, Vol. 14, No. 9, 19-21.

The greatest concern in Germany regarding climate change is that developments around the world might harm political stability in other countries, result in a loss of trade, induce migration, and ultimately cause conflict. In this article, R. Andreas Kraemer from the Ecologic Institute describes how Germany deals with this issue by proactively developing new energy solutions, setting effective energy policies domestically, and promoting good climate policy abroad.

The article outlines Germany’s current transformation in energy policy, focusing mainly on energy production from renewable sources and measures promoting energy efficiency, and explains how responses to the challenges of climate change are exported through cooperation with other E.U. member states, energy exporters and the establishment of bilateral links.

The article [pdf, 157 KB, English] was published in the September issue of eJournal USA.


R. Andreas Kraemer
Founder and Director Emeritus, Ecologic Institute
Visiting Assistant Professor and Adjunct Professor, Duke University
Initiator and Convenor, Arctic Summer College
Published in
eJournal USA, Vol.14 | No.9
3 pp.
climate change, energy policy, Germany, technology transfer, energy efficiency, renewable energy, transatlantic climate bridge