21 Oct 2014 | Peter Dinkloh

Germany’s energy transition in the media on 21 Oct 2014

Der Tagesspiegel

"Greenpeace enters roof of Willy-Brandt-House"

Activists from environmental campaign organisation Greenpeace have protested against the climate policy of German Economy and Energy Minister Sigmar Gabriel at the headquarters of the German Social-Democrats (SPD) in Berlin, writes Bodo Straub for Der Tagesspiegel. Arguing that Gabriel's policy was too favourable towards lignite-fired power stations, the activists climbed onto the roof of the headquarters, also called the "Willy-Brandt-House" after the former German chancellor, and put up a banner and a digger made of cardboard, Straub says. The 18 activists also distributed a leaflet saying that shutting down coal-fired power stations was necessary to lower carbon-dioxide emissions and limit global warming, writes the author.

See the article in German here.

 

The Conversation

"Germany's green power surge has come at a massive cost"

Germany has been very fast at ramping up its power supply from renewable energy sources but consumers are paying for it through higher electricity prices and it is hurting traditional energy companies, Gert Brunekreeft, adjunct professor for energy economics at Jacobs University Bremen writes in The Conversation.

See the article here.

 

Environmental Defense Fund

"Germany's Energiewende Proves Electricity can be Clean and Reliable"

Germany has increased the reliance of its electricity supply last year despite charges that an increased amount of renewable energy would make the grid more unstable, Peter Sopher writes for the Environmental Defense Fund.

See the article here.

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