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26 Feb 2018

Germany needs Nord Stream 2 pipeline – guest commentary


Germany needs the new Russian-German natural gas pipeline project Nord Stream 2 because ambitious climate targets make gas “an even more important energy source” and reserves in Germany and the Netherlands are decreasing, write Christian Democratic (CDU) members of parliament Christian Hirte and Manfred Grund in a guest commentary in Handelsblatt. “Only seeing a Russian instrument of foreign policy power in the pipeline fails to recognise the dependable energy policy relation with Russian energy suppliers over decades,” they write.

Find the guest commentary (behind paywall) in German here.

For background, read the CLEW news digest item Nord Stream 2: green light for 55-kilometre section in German territorial waters and the factsheet Germany’s dependence on imported fossil fuels.

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