News Digest Item
06 Jul 2018

Green party chief praises Energiewende as an economic and political contribution to country

Die Welt

In his final speech in the Schleswig-Holstein state parliament in Kiel on Thursday, Robert Habeck, former state environment minister and current Green Party co-chair, praised the positive economic impact of Germany’s energy transition. “It is a contribution to the economic and political situation in the country,” he said, adding that it wasn’t just the country’s west coast that was benefitting from the Energiewende. "The power grid expansion is actually progressing," Habeck added, pointing out that two-thirds of the planned routes have been approved or are under construction, and a third was already completed. Habeck is moving to Berlin, where he will focus on his duties as party leader in the German capital.

Read the article in German here.

For background, read CLEW's Germany's Energiewende: The Easy Guide and the dossier The energy transition's effects on the economy.

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