German environment minister open to national carbon price
Germany’s new environment minister, Svenja Schulze, has indicated support for a national price on carbon emissions. “I find the idea very plausible,” the Social Democrat told the daily energy and climate newsletter Tagesspiegel Background. She said that a carbon price model needed to be “socially innovative” to ease the burden on poorer households. Schulze also said that, in her view, hardware retrofits for older diesel cars were “the only realistic measure to avoid driving bans” in several German cities struggling to meet current emissions limits.
Find the interview on the Tagesspiegel website in German here.
For more on the CO2 price read CLEW's article German environment minister open to national carbon price.