News Digest Item
02 May 2017

“Bärbel Höhn: ‘We need to exit coal’”

Rheinische Post

Germany’s most populous state, North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), was “the key state for the energy transition” and needs to exit coal, former state environment minister and Green politician Bärbel Höhn said at an election rally, writes Thomas Peter in Rheinische Post. “Nobody but the Green Party can make that happen; the Social Democrats still cling to coal,” said Höhn. NRW will elect a new state government on 14 May.

Read the article in German here.

For more information on the election year read the CLEW dossier Vote2017 - German elections and the Energiewende, and also read the CLEW factsheet When will Germany finally ditch coal?

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