News Digest Item
12 Apr 2017

“We need a turnaround in transport policy”

Frankfurter Rundschau

Carbon emissions in Germany will only be reduced if the country commits itself in earnest to “a turnaround in transport policy”, education minister Johanna Wanka told Frankfurter Rundschau in an interview. Wanka said she had made research on e-mobility and fuel cell technology a focus of her policy and was confident that progress in digitalisation could be a big help in making the country’s transport sector more efficient. German citizens should not be given “the illusion that the energy transition is going to be uncomplicated, and can be done without changing one’s way of live”, Wanka argued. Another focus of the education ministry, therefore, was to improve public understanding and acceptance of the energy transition by greater transparency and involvement of citizens.

Read the interview in German here.

For more information, see the CLEW dossier The energy transition and Germany’s transport sector.

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