Is Germany going green? Charting Germany’s energy transition (2nd edition)

This paper includes exclusive insights from Cornwall Insight’s North West Europe Benchmark Power Curve.

The first edition of this report was published in June 2023.

Using exclusive insights from our new North West Europe Benchmark Power Curve, our insight paper assesses the impact of macroeconomic and geopolitical challenges on Germany’s net zero ambitions and attainment. Current and future policy decisions are unpacked and evaluated to determine their impact on the net zero investment landscape, with the latest modelling employed to chart the direction of travel for the German energy sector over the next 30 years.

In this insight paper, we discuss the opportunities and challenges accompanying Germany’s changing energy mix, from a reliance on fossil fuels to widespread electrification and the further development of low-carbon hydrogen.

If you are a Subscription Service customer, you can read the full Insight Paper, “Is Germany going green? Charting Germany’s energy transition (2nd edition)”, in CATALYST, here. Insight Papers are part of our exclusive Industry Essentials service, which provides supplementary topical analysis in our new customer portal, CATALYST. 

If you are not yet a subscriber, please contact Ben Reade at b.reade@cornwall-insight.com for a copy of the insight paper. 

Related thinking

Low carbon generation

Battery storage in Japan: An up-and-coming market?

This paper includes exclusive insights from Cornwall Insight’s Japan Benchmark Power Curve. In this insight paper, we discuss the demand and challenges accompanying Japan's changing energy mix. Aiming to address whether, as the transition to net zero creates greater need and opportunities for faster dispatch electricity storage, could Japan represent...

Low carbon generation

Latest developments in the TPI space

We recently published our 2023 Annual TPI report which provides an independent review and analysis of the market for TPIs, and the services provided by them. The report also looks at the current challenges and opportunities for TPIs, such as regulatory changes, competition with suppliers, and diversification of services. 2023...

Low carbon generation

Is Germany going green? Charting Germany’s energy transition (2nd edition)

This paper includes exclusive insights from Cornwall Insight’s North West Europe Benchmark Power Curve. The first edition of this report was published in June 2023. Using exclusive insights from our new North West Europe Benchmark Power Curve, our insight paper assesses the impact of macroeconomic and geopolitical challenges on Germany’s...

Low carbon generation

Learning curves and the many moving parts of the CfD Auctions

Learning curves are an important part of the toolbox of energy system modelling, representing the benefits of learning by doing and the economies of scale. The learning rate describes how as production doubles capacity cost reduces, so a learning rate of 15% would imply that as production doubles, costs would...

Power and gas networks

Considerations for forecasting non-commodity costs for large users

Electricity non-commodity costs, also known as Third Party Charges (or TPCs), are faced by the vast majority of end consumers that use electricity. They represent a significant proportion of the energy bill for domestic, SME and large industrial user types; however, their applicability and scale can vary depending on the...

Net zero corporates and ESG

Race to net zero: Rebuilding investor confidence in the UK

In our recent insight paper “Race to net zero: Rebuilding investor confidence in the UK”, published on 30 November, we discuss how increased macroeconomic pressures and rising international competition for capital have impacted the UK’s ability to secure investment in renewables and maintain momentum towards net zero. We also investigate...

Energy Market Design

Are prices going to rise in Contracts for Difference Allocation Round 5?

A number of factors may be about to put an end to the trend for falling energy prices in the Contracts For Difference (CfD) scheme. The CfD scheme has provided strong subsidy support whilst also providing consumers robust levels of protection. High investor confidence and steady reductions in capital costs...

Home supply and services

The role of smart meters in energy security

Smart meters have the potential to play a critical role in energy security, providing near real-time information through a visual in-home display, empowering consumers to change how much energy they use and when they use it. If consumers reduce or shift their energy consumption away from peak periods, they may...