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12 Jun 2018

Altmaier violates renewable energy and efficiency agreements - Germanwatch


German energy minister Peter Altmaier’s rejection of demands for higher renewable energy targets in the EU is “a clear violation” of existing agreements between ministries, according to Christoph Bals, policy director at the German NGO Germanwatch. "We expect minister Altmaier to explain why he is not complying with ministerial agreements, and we expect German Chancellor Angela Merkel to intervene and implement the ministerial agreements,” Bals says. With the power to tip the scales at the European Council, Altmaier “is not only blocking a moderately ambitious increase in EU targets for 2030, he is also plunging the government into political turbulence,” the organisation adds.

Read the press release in German here.

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