News Digest Item
01 Mar 2017

Thuringia’s state government opposes grid expansion

Thüringer Allgemeine

The government of central German federal state Thuringia strictly opposes the construction of major high-voltage transmission lines on its territory, Thüringer Allgemeine reports. The government led by the Left Party (Linke) argues the grid operators’ grid development plan for 2030 put “a disproportionate burden” on the state, threatening Thuringia’s “diverse nature and culture,” the newspaper reports. The contested electricity superhighways Südlink and Südostlink are meant to bring wind power from the north to Germany's industrial south.

For more information, read the CLEW factsheet Power grid fees – unfair and opaque?.

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