Germany is known as the driving force of green energy in Europe. But despite the country's "Energiewende", which is a plan for massive developments in solar and wind power to replace nuclear and coal power, there is still a need to do much more.
Based on a new study, the German Environment Agency (UBA) has determined that "significantly less than half" of the current amount of coal-based electricity should be produced in 2030 if the country wants to meet its own climate goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 55-56 percent relative to 1990 numbers. As drastic as this seems, the agency deems it possible and outlines four ways to reaching the target in its report:
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