Germany’s Coalition Agreement—What’s in It for Transport and Digital Infrastructure Investors?

12 January 2022
Dominik Hübler and Philip vom Baur

In December 2021, Germany’s new “traffic light” coalition signed an agreement outlining its plans for the next four years. This plan comes with ambitious decarbonisation targets, a commitment to halving the timelines for planning procedures, “super depreciation allowances,” and various other initiatives to create an attractive infrastructure investment climate.

Alongside the energy sector, which has received the most attention, significant private sector investment will also be required in the transport and digital infrastructure sectors.

In a recent LinkedIn article, NERA Associate Director Dominik Hübler and Research Officer Philip vom Baur discuss the sub-sectors that may be of most interest to private investors. The authors look into government plans, the economic and regulatory framework in place to attract the required sums, and which regulatory pitfalls to be aware of when considering possible investments.