News Digest Item
11 Jan 2018

“Trade union welcomes new climate policy”

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Germany’s IG Bergbau, Chemie, Energie (IG BCE) trade union, which covers workers in the mining, chemicals and energy sectors, has welcomed the move by likely coalition partners CDU/CSU and SPD to give up on 2020 climate protection targets, Detlef Esslinger writes in Süddeutsche Zeitung. Outlining its strategy, the IG BCE said it would seek to develop and modernise electricity grids and storage facilities; push for an end to renewable energy subsidies, and replace the renewable energy surcharge with a tax-payer-funded solution; and targeted subsidies of cutting-edge technologies.

Read the article (behind paywall) in German here.

Read the IG BCE press release in German here.

All texts created by the Clean Energy Wire are available under a “Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY 4.0)” . They can be copied, shared and made publicly accessible by users so long as they give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made.

Journalism for the energy transition

Get our Newsletter
Join our Network
Find an interviewee