News Digest Item
24 Aug 2017

“Farmers want to earn more with the Energiewende”

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The Bavarian state government is a powerful supporter of German farmers’ demand to receive recurring compensation payments if power transmission lines are built on their premises, writes Andreas Mihm in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The governing conservative CSU called for these payment in its “Plan for Bavaria”, campaign programme, presented alongside the joint federal election programme with its sister party, Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union. Critics such as the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) warned that such payments would make the necessary grid expansion much more expensive, writes Mihm.

Read the article (behind paywall) in German here.

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

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