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14 Jun 2017

Conservatives, Greens and liberals to form government coalition in Schleswig-Holstein

Clean Energy Wire

The leadership of the Christian Democrats (CDU), the Green Party and the Free Democrats (FDP) in Schleswig-Holstein have agreed on forming a government, said CDU frontrunner Daniel Günther in a press conference. The agreement “shows how ecology can be linked to economy”, said Günther, who would lead the so-called Jamaica-Coalition – named after the parties’ colours of black, green and yellow. All three parties want to "successfully implement" the energy transition, and the leadership found a compromise for future wind power development, said Günther. Repowering old turbines in wind-rich areas on the state’s west coast would allow larger distances between wind turbines and the next village in other parts of the state. The Green Party will continue to lead the state energy and environment ministry. Party leaders will present the coalition agreement to their parties for approval.

For background read the CLEW article Wind power course at stake in election in "cradle of Energiewende" and the CLEW dossier Vote2017 - German elections and the Energiewende.

Find the coalition agreement in German here.

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