News Digest Item
12 Sep 2018

Energy industry gives German government miserable rating after first six months – report

Süddeutsche Zeitung

The German energy industry is utterly unsatisfied with the government’s energy policy track record after the first six months in office, Michael Bauchmüller writes in the Süddeutsche Zeitung. “We’re lacking someone to set the pace in policymaking,” says Marie-Luise Wolff of energy industry association BDEW. Josef Hasler, CEO of energy company N-Ergie, says the government’s starting period has been “a complete disaster” that was filled with a lot of talking but brought few results. Economy and energy minister Peter Altmaier is being criticised for failing to introduce a so-called 100-day law to accelerate important energy transition policies and for still not having appointed a state secretary for energy, Bauchmüller writes. Meanwhile, “managers, researchers, and industry associations have long started debating the details of tomorrow’s energy world,” he says.

Find the article in German here.

For background see a CLEW factsheet on the government’s climate and energy targets here.

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