News Digest Item
06 Nov 2017

Coal exit would damage German economy, pro-business party FDP warns

Montel News

A quick phase-out of coal-fired power production would pose a threat to Germany’s economy, the head of the pro-business party FDP, Christian Lindner, has said in an interview with national broadcaster ZDF, Montel News writes in an article. Closing coal plants while concurrently phasing out nuclear power brought little progress to climate protection but would gravely impair Germany’s energy security, Lindner argued with regard to the Green Party, who calls for a German coal exit by 2030 and currently attempts to form a government together with the FDP and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU/CSU union.

Read the article in English here.

For background on the talks check out CLEW’s Coalition watch and the article German coalition talks stuck over climate, energy policy.

Also see the CLEW factsheets Climate & energy stumbling blocks for Jamaica coalition talks and German parties’ energy & policy positions.

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