News Digest Item
23 May 2017

"Germany's high coal consumption undermines Energiewende credibility"


Chancellor Angela Merkel calls climate change "a question of survival", but blocks a coal exit in Germany, according to Greenpeace. "Climate protection without coal exit is like trying to extinguish a fire with petrol," said Greenpeace's Karsten Smid in a press release. "Germany's coal problem robs us of the Energiewende's success and undermines the credibility of the government's climate policy on an international level [...] Germany must ensure that the share of fossil energies falls in sync with the roll-out of renewables."

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

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