News Digest Item
23 Aug 2017

No more “reliable friends” for coal in any of Germany’s parties


Many parties avoided clear messages on a lignite phase-out in their election programmes, but “coal does not have reliable friends in any of the parties, anymore”, writes Klaus Stratmann in an article for Handelsblatt. Party programmes lack “coherent concepts” on the future of coal or the energy taxes and levies system, Stratmann writes.

Read the article (behind paywall) in German here.

For background on the general elections, read the CLEW dossier Vote2017 - German elections and the Energiewende. On Germany’s coal, read the factsheet When will Germany finally ditch coal?

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