News Digest Item
10 Mar 2017

Ending the project decarbonisation and abolishing the Climate Action Plan 2050

Alternative for Germany (AfD)

The right-wing party Alternative for Germany (AfD) questions the scientific consensus that climate change is mainly caused by humans, wants the country to exit the Paris Climate Agreement and abolish the recently adopted Climate Action Plan 2050, according to the first draft of its campaign programme for the upcoming federal elections. Other provisions:

  • the Renewable Energy Act (EEG) should be “cancelled without replacement”
  • existing nuclear power stations should not go offline before the end of their “technical operating life”
  • Germany should participate in international nuclear power research projects to “maintain nuclear expertise”
  • “wind power is an energy policy aberration, economically absurd and ecologically counter-productive”
  • e-mobility must develop within the market economy “like every technology”
  • abolish environmental zones (in cities) as they “verifiably did not reduce particulate emissions”

Find the full programme in German here and the results of the party-members survey on campaign topics in German here.

For full background on the elections read the CLEW dossier Vote2017 - German elections and the Energiewende.

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