Alongside short-term measures to shield consumers from rising energy prices, EU countries have set out their positions on medium-term measures to prevent recurrence. Here we summarise those positions.
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Delivering policies that address energy security, competitiveness and sustainability is one of the most formidable challenges facing governments in the 21st century.
Energy transitions manifest themselves across space and time. While necessary targets for decarbonisation are apparent, the accompanying shifts in spatial organisation of economic activity are perhaps not as well understood.
The pandemic has increased the net lending position of the German corporate sector. By incentivising private investment, policymakers could trigger a virtuous cycle of increasing wages, decreasing corporate net lending, which would eventually lead to a reduction of the economy-wide current account surplus.
The only thing Europe can quickly do to prevent a potentially difficult winter is to actively promote energy conservation in both the residential and industrial sectors.
Europe’s gas supply security could more effectively be safeguarded by ensuring that unused alternatives are maintained.
The new German government should play its part in global health security and preparedness.
Germany and the EU need to develop a strong and proactive agenda to manage foreign economic relations, which are essential for German and European prosperity.
Why the sudden spike in European electricity and gas prices?