Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

Thomas Schwab

The renewable energy transition can reduce economic disparities in Europe

Policy Brief Europe's Economy, December 2023

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The European Green Deal hinges on the decarbonisation of the energy system: More than 80% of total greenhouse gas emissions are caused by the energy system. The transformation from fossil energy to renewable energy brings deep structural changes for the economy. European regions will be affected  differently – but more cohesion could be the result.

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