“Climate pioneer no more” - opinion
The European Union agreeing on a more ambitious renewables target than the German government had pushed for shows that the Energiewende country is increasingly struggling when it comes to climate protection, writes Thorsten Knuf in an opinion piece in Frankfurter Rundschau. “Fear of overtaxing the domestic power plant operators, steel producers and car manufacturers is the biggest concern in this country. Climate pioneer, that’s over,” writes Knuf.
For background, read the CLEW the article Clear steps must underpin EU renewables goal - German energy minister and the news piece EU strikes deal on 32 percent renewables target after all-night session.