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  • Act on Accelerating Grid Expansion

    The energy transition will need an expanded, adapted grid to cope with more renewable power. Neither has been progressing fast enough, so the German Parliament has passed the Act on Accelerating Grid Expansion. Official plans are in place, but several of the projects remain contested.
  • Alternative for Germany (AfD)

    The party “Alternative für Deutschland” (AfD) is a right-wing political party. It opposes the German Energiewende and its environmental platform is that climate change does not exist.
  • Alternative energy

    Alternative energy is any energy source that is an alternative to fossil fuel and nuclear power.
  • Anti-coal activism in Germany

    One main failure of the Energiewende has been coal’s continued presence, and German activists are taking matters into their own hands to do what the government won’t: phase out coal.