A study by environmental groups adding up premature deaths caused by coal power stations in neighbouring countries is a horrifying calculation reminiscent of war times, writes Marlene Weiss in Süddeutsche Zeitung. “Has the European Energy Union really fallen so low that we need to count deathly victims to get something moving?” asks Weiss. She says the CO2 emitted by the power stations did not care about state borders. “The whole world has to bear the damage to the climate. The still-prevalent idea that the form of power generation is the states’ own business is absurd anyway.”
Read the article in German here.
Find the study in yesterday’s news digest here.