“The driving force of Germany’s Energiewende”
Germany’s fragmented political landscape could become the driving force behind the country’s energy transition, writes Nick Butler for Financial Times. New types of government coalitions after the 2017 federal elections could include, for example, the Green Party. “The SPD [currently in the government coalition] with its strong links to the coal industry is likely to try to preserve it, at least for now. But a centre-right coalition [CDU and Green Party] could sacrifice coal as well as setting new limits on the use of natural gas,” writes Butler.
Read the article in English here.
For background information, read the CLEW factsheet German elections ahead: The road to the next Energiewende government.