“Same same, but Green”
The election programme drafts by the Green Party and Free Democrats (FDP) indicate areas of agreement - which would open up federal coalition possibilities – but there are considerable differences in energy and climate policy, writes Stefan Braun in Süddeutsche Zeitung. “This field could become full of conflict.” However, the fact that the FDP supported key elements of the Energiewende and climate protection, such as emissions trading, and the fact that the Greens were not hostile towards cars in general, only to the combustion engine, showed cooperation potential.
Read the article in German here.
For political party programmes and more on the elections year read the CLEW dossier Vote2017 - German elections and the Energiewende.