News Digest Item
30 Nov 2016

Mining trade union calls for comprehensive climate investment programme

Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung

The German Trade Union for mining, chemicals and energy industries (IG BCE) has called for a comprehensive investment programme in order to meet the country’s climate targets for 2020, Jens Heitmann writes in Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung (HAZ). The German government should fund measures that go beyond expanding wind and solar power capacity and launch “an immediate action programme for jobs, investment and sustainable growth,” IG BCE’s chairman Michael Vassiliadis said. In particular, the IG BCE wants to see rapid grid expansion, investment in battery production and charging stations for e-cars, and faster modernisation of buildings financed with subsidies for homeowners, Heitmann writes.

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