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02 Mar 2018

Stakeholders in coal exit debate stuck in established lines of reasoning

Energy Research & Social Science

The stakeholders in Germany’s ongoing coal exit debate “still form coalitions with traditional allies and cling to established lines of reasoning,” according to a paper written by Anna Leipprand and Christian Flachsland, and published in Energy Research & Social Science. But the authors perceive “indications for a beginning disintegration of the status quo-defending coalition.” Core actors in the debate emphasise risks and threats, making it more difficult for those pushing for a regime change to offer a positive story, according to the article’s abstract.

Find the abstract in English here.

For background, read the CLEW factsheet When will Germany finally ditch coal?

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