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26 Sep 2017

“Reality check for climate visions”

Climate protection enjoys widespread backing in Germany but when it comes down to the details of how it can be done, support often turns into resistance, Andreas Mihm writes for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung’s website “The past four years have shown that rejection of the Energiewende’s implementation" has increased the further the project advances,” Mihm says. Germany’s new government will have to factor this resistance into its energy policy of the next four years, he argues. “It will likely drop too ambitious reduction goals that cannot be met without swift and radical change”, thereby undermining the Energiewende’s legitimacy as a global vanguard project for decarbonising an advanced economy, Mihm writes.

Read the article in German here.

See the CLEW dossier The energy transition and climate change and the article Dieselgate and climate fears fail to ignite voters’ passion for background.

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