News Digest Item
20 Jul 2018

Green ministers’ call for minimum CO2 price ups pressure on economy minister

Frankfurter Rundschau

The German federal government is struggling to implement an effective carbon pricing mechanism despite a consensus among climate experts about the need for such a scheme, writes Joachim Wille in the Frankfurter Rundschau. However, the recent call by Green ministers from nine federal states for a minimum CO2 price may push economy minister Peter Altmaier, who is sceptical of a CO2 tax, to advocate the importance of carbon pricing at the next global climate change conference, to be held in Poland in December, Wille writes.

Read the article (behind paywall) in German here.

For background, read the article Energy minister rejects idea of changing fees and taxes on energy and the factsheet German federalism: In 16 states of mind over the Energiewende.

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