News Digest Item
09 Oct 2017

NordLink makes Energiewende a European project – Green state minister

Welt Online

Schleswig-Holstein’s state energy minister Robert Habeck (Green Party) has said NordLink – a direct power connection between Norway and Germany, currently under construction – is an important step for the European energy transition, Olaf Preuß reports for Welt Online. The transmission line will allow the exchange of Norwegian hydropower and German wind energy. “With NordLink, the Energiewende becomes a European project. That’s a must," Habeck said at the topping out ceremony for a transformer station for the future power line. "We can only reach climate targets if we think beyond our own borders.”

Read the article in German here.

For background, read the CLEW dossier The energy transition and Germany’s power grid.

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