News Digest Item
13 Feb 2017

“Fracking in times of climate change”

Frankfurter Rundschau

Germany’s fracking law, which takes effect today, is a setback for climate protection, argues Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND) climate expert Ann-Kathrin Schneider in a guest commentary for Frankfurter Rundschau. “To limit global warming to a maximum of 1.5 degrees Celsius, the focus must be on the fast roll-out of renewables, drastic energy savings, and improvements in energy efficiency, but not an increase of natural gas extraction with the accompanying increase in CO2 emissions.”

Read a CLEW factsheet on Germany's dependence on imported fossil fuels.

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