Next German government faces urgent coal choice
See what Germany can do to still reach its imperilled 2020 climate target and what else will be on the country's Energiewende agenda in 2018.
Energiewende economist fears for Germany's climate reputation
WWF calls for German climate policy emergency programme
Researcher says German coal exit would not help climate
Ending coal-fired power production in Germany would do little to achieve global climate protection goals, says energy researcher Manuel Frondel. Read here what he says could be done instead.
German Energy Agency calls for fixing Energiewende funding
Energy industry association wants fees & levies reform
Grown structures of the energy transition's fees, surcharges and levies deserve a review, says Robert Busch of the Association of Energy Market Innovators (bne). Find out here which reforms the industry association suggest.
Environment NGO says failing 2020 climate target is no option
If Germany is to honour its pledge to the Paris Climate Agreement, amending the 2020 emissions reduction goal is no possibility, Sebastian Scholz of the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) says here.
Chamber of commerce says industry burdened by power costs
Climate activist calls Chancellor Merkel "master of announcements"
Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks a lot about Germany's responsibility to protect the climate but does little to tame her country's appetite for coal, climate expert Tina Löffelsend of NGO BUND says here.
Trade union federation says climate aims need link to labour policy
Climate protection targets need to be consistently linked to goals concerning job security and employment levels, Frederik Moch of the Confederation of German Trade Unions (DGB). See here where he says this will be especially important.