German Renewable Energy Act (EEG)

At the heart of the CDLINKS Project is to analyze the role of climate change within the broader sustainable development agendas of G20 countries. As part of this, empirical analyses of past and existing policies that have had a climate or broader development focus are conducted in support of evidence-based decision making. The methodological focus of these studies, which primarily analyze energy policies, is on policy effectiveness and the overlap and interaction of different objectives. Also the wider political and institutional context under which they are implemented is considered, mainly in order to identify broader key lessons learned. This particular case study analyzes the renewable support policy in the power sector in Germany.