News Digest Item
15 Sep 2016

“Germany’s dirty exports”

Die Zeit

Germany is the European champion when it comes to electricity exports, but this was mainly based on overcapacities of coal-fired power stations, according to Green politician Bärbel Höhn, writes Petra Pinzler in Die Zeit. “The success of solar and wind energy is nice. But this hardly improves the climate footprint of the German electricity system – as long as the country continues to subsidise coal power and enables its massive export,” writes Pinzler.

For background, read the CLEW article Renewables surge pushes coal power exports to record high - think tank.

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