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25 Apr 2017

Merkel on grid expansion: “We’re behind at all levels”

Clean Energy Wire

Germany will have to make a collective effort to expand the country’s power grid in the coming years, said Chancellor Angela Merkel at the 8th Energy Policy Dialogue by CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag. “I predict that we will need to make big, big efforts in the next legislative period regarding the transmission grid, but also the distribution grid,” said Merkel. The federation, the states and all other stakeholders needed to act together as a “community of responsibility by all”, and a discourse within the society was indispensable. The government’s options to influence grid expansion were limited, according to Merkel.  

Find out what else Merkel had to say at the event in the CLEW article Merkel: Need to develop a certain passion and joy for the Energiewende.

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