News Digest Item
20 Feb 2017

“Wind power has the potential to divide a federal state”

Welt am Sonntag

The strength of the Greens in this autumn’s federal elections will depend on the party’s results in the state elections in Schleswig-Holstein in May, says the state’s Energiewende minister and Green politician Robert Habeck in an interview with Welt am Sonntag. “We will now make a great effort in Schleswig-Holstein, then the federation will likely profit as well,” said Habeck. The energy transition will probably be a central campaign topic, especially wind power development. “The construction of wind turbines combined with grid expansion has the potential to divide a state. Look at Bavaria. But it is also a chance to create jobs and new added value,” said Habeck.

Read the interview in German here.

For background on the federal elections read the CLEW dossier Vote2017 - German elections and the Energiewende.

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