In the light of the currently adopted German Climate Action Plan 2030, the discussion about possible energy transition pathways gains even more importance. Therefore, within the framework of the ZEW Cross-Sectional on Climate Change and Energy Transition, Peter Altmaier, the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, will speak about his plans for a successful energy transition in Germany. The Climate Action Plan 2030 aims at achieving the national climate targets to which Germany has committed itself by adopting the Paris Agreement. A first important step in this direction is the planned 55 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 (compared with the base year 1990). Furthermore, Germany has also set itself the ambitious goal of becoming climate-neutral by 2050. In view of Germany's likely failure to achieve its national climate targets for 2020, the question arises as to whether the planned measures are sufficient to achieve the set climate targets in the long-run. In this context, the discussion of current energy policy decisions and measures is of particular importance.