German Greens fear government will drop special renewables auctions altogether
The German Green Party fears that the government could cancel two special auctions for wind and solar power projects that the governing CDU/CSU alliance and the Social Democrats (SPD) promised in its coalition treaty, the German Federal Parliament says in a press release. Members of the Greens' parliamentary group voiced their fear in the parliament's economy committee that the promised special tenders for onshore wind power and solar energy would be dropped in spite of being indispensable for Germany to reach its 2030 climate target. In their view, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Conservatives have not only put the brakes on the process but halted it completely. In response, the Conservatives argued that the tenders would take place, but only in line with the relevant usability requirements and based on public acceptance.
Read the press release in German here.
For background, read the factsheet Vote 2017: German parties’ energy & climate policy positions.