Senior writer Dave Keating is a US journalist and conference moderator covering European affairs from Brussels, with a focus on environment and energy. He has worked for France24 and Forbes. Contact Dave at: dave.keating [at] energymonitor.ai
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has announced an anti-subsidy inquiry into imports of Chinese electric cars and support for the wind sector to keep these technologies in Europe. However, the EU’s past experience with solar shows it could be self-defeating.
A constitutional court ruling scrapping the country’s climate budget and a teetering coalition government has put Germany’s climate commitment in doubt as an increasingly powerful right wing promises to backtrack on climate legislation if elected.