News Digest Item
06 Jul 2017

Head of liberal Free Democrats wants to curb wind power expansion


Free Democratic Party (FDP) leader Christian Lindner wants to slow down wind power expansion throughout Germany, after having pushed for similar policy in the new coalition agreement for North Rhine-Westphalia, reports news agency dpa. “It doesn’t make sense to rapidly expand a source of energy with state support, if the produced power cannot be used,” said Lindner. It has to be made clear that ecologic responsibility was not only about protecting the climate, but also flora and fauna in order to ensure citizens’ acceptance of Germany’s Energiewende.

Read the article in German here.

See the CLEW dossier Onshore wind power in Germany for more information

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