In this edition of Real Economy we travel across Vienna, Berlin and Paris to discover the economic and energy-related challenges Europe faces.
Pros and cons of green energy
In Germany, we take a look at whether or not nationwide energy prices are sustainable. Why are they higher there than other EU countries?
Later, we’ll debate green energy with Fatih Birol, chief economist at the
International Energy Agency. Some cheaper fuels are harmful to the climate, while green energy can be financially costly. The German government is working towards cutting the subsidies from some unprofitable green energy projects. We discuss further potential solutions to this dilemma.
Can Europe look forward to cheaper gas?
With more liquefied natural gas (LNG) coming into the European market, consumers across the continent should be able to look forward to cheaper gas prices. Fatih Birol explains how a unified Europe is integral to making this happen.
To follow the full debate, take a look at the video.