News Digest Item
12 May 2017

“German coal exit heavily dependent on Sunday’s vote in North Rhine-Westphalia”


If the Social Democrats (SPD) lose their governing power after the upcoming vote in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), they may take a much stronger stance against plans to give up coal than they have in their current coalition with the Green Party, Claire Stam writes in an article for French responsible investment group novethic. A coal exit in NRW would have a huge impact on national energy policy, Stam says.

Find the article in French here.

See the CLEW article Coal exit: elephant in the room at vote in German industry heartland and the CLEW factsheet Facts on the German state elections in North Rhine-Westphalia for background.

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