“The Wrong Way”
The planned extension of the Nord Stream gas pipeline that links Germany with Russia via the Baltic Sea has come under fierce criticism from environmental and conservation organisations, the dpa news agency reports. Doubling the number of pipelines would also mean doubling the detrimental effects on the fragile marine ecosystem, the organisations Nabu and BUND say, according to dpa. “This project is the wrong way in terms of the environment, energy supply and geopolitics”, says Nabu's Kim Detloff , dpa reports. The organisations announced that they will closely monitor the approval procedure for the pipeline, supposed to commence in early 2017, and consider filing a lawsuit against the project if necessary, dpa adds.
Read more on Germany’s dependence on imported fossil fuels in the CLEW factsheet on Germany’s dependence on imported fossil fuels.