News Digest Item
16 May 2017

“Coal exit is postponed”

Frankfurter Rundschau

The results of the state elections in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) and Schleswig-Holstein impede the energy transition in both states, as “coal friends and wind power opponents dominate”, writes Joachim Wille in an article for Frankfurter Rundschau. The winning Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in NRW “is on a pro-coal track”, much like its likely coalition partner Free Democrats (FDP). The Schleswig-Holstein CDU wants to slow down the state’s Energiewende, writes Wille.

Read the article in German here.

See the CLEW factsheet Facts on the German state elections in North Rhine-Westphalia, articles Coal exit: elephant in the room at vote in German industry heartland and Wind power course at stake in election in "cradle of Energiewende" for background.

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