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25 Nov 2016

Chairman of Shell Germany sees great potential for natural gas

Hamburger Abendblatt

Chairman of the Shell Companies in Germany Stijn van Els sees great potential for natural gas in the German power and transport sectors, he told Hamburger Abendblatt in an interview. “Using natural gas for electricity generation leads to half the amount of CO₂ emissions as from coal power plants. With this in mind, it is downright paradoxical that hard coal and lignite continue to dominate the German power sector at significantly more than 40 percent, and more money is spent every year on subsidies for renewable power generation while CO₂ emissions stagnate,” van Els said.

Read the full interview (behind paywall) in German here.

For background read the CLEW factsheet Germany’s energy consumption and power mix in charts.

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