News Digest Item
05 Sep 2016

“Former procrastinators step on the gas”

It is embarrassing that the former eco-champion Germany has taken a break in the global competition for the fastest and best energy transition, writes Joachim Wille in a commentary for “The German government, which fought so ardently and successfully for an ambitious climate treaty, does not have a plan for the necessary decarbonisation. It postpones the coal phase-out and puts the break on the development of renewables.” This is also an economic stupidity, because other countries can benefit from the fruits of Germany’s energy transition, while the Energiewende home country falls behind on global markets, according to Wille.

Read the commentary in German here.

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