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07 Jun 2018

SPD’s NRW branch pushes for national carbon price

Energie & Management

The opposition Social Democratic Party (SPD) in Germany’s most populous state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) wants to advocate a national carbon price to advance the energy transition across all sectors, the Energie & Management magazine reports. The SPD’s NRW branch aims to launch an initiative in the council of Germany's federal state governments (Bundesrat) to introduce a CO2 floor price. However, the federal government opposes the plan, which economy and energy minister Peter Altmaier has plainly rejected. “We have got to do something,” commented SPD energy politician Andreas Rimkus.

Find the article in German here (paywall).

See the CLEW articles Energy minister rejects idea of changing fees and taxes on energy and German environment minister open to national carbon price.

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