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The European Union ‘wants to lead the clean-energy transition [towards renewable energy], aiming to reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions in 2050 by 80-95% from 1990 levels, which means almost entirely decarbonising its energy system. Germany reckons that its experience of launching an Energiewende (energy transition) in 2000 qualifies it to help lead the world away from fossil fuels. But not all its neighbours like the model it offers,’ says The Economist (The Economist Special Report on The geopolitics of Energy, March 17th 2018).