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29 Aug 2017

Energy policy shape depends strongly on Green govt participation - minister


The Green election programme would demand a lot of possible coalition partners after the elections, such as the coal exit and the phase-out of the combustion engine, said Schleswig-Holstein state energy minister Robert Habeck in an interview with daily Der Tagesspiegel. “It can be as different as night and day, whether the Greens are part of government. Compare the coalition agreements from North Rhine-Westphalia and ours [Schleswig-Holstein] – there, the energy transition and climate protection is done, here the exact opposite. One wouldn’t think that the same party signed such conflicting agreements. And where’s there difference in the colour combination? In green,” said Habeck.

Read the interview in German here.

For background on the September general elections, read the CLEW dossier Vote2017 - German elections and the Energiewende.

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