Env minister calls for state support programme for climate projects in industry
Germany’s new environment minister, Svenja Schulze, wants to introduce a state support programme for climate projects in industry, she told the Rheinische Post. “Together with my cabinet colleagues from the economy [BMWi] and research [BMBF] ministries, I want to start a support programme to decarbonise the energy-intensive industries, for example steel and cement,” Schulze told the newspaper. The federal government would reimburse up to half of the costs “if a company develops an alternative technology with emission-free energy,” she said. The companies would secure their competitiveness, and the technologies could be exported, said Schulze.
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For background, read the CLEW factsheet Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions and climate targets.