“Protests against transmission lines grow”
Environmentalists and critics of current Energiewende policies are intensifying protests against major high-voltage transmission lines traversing Germany from north to south, news agency dpa reports. Environmental organisation Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND) and anti-transmission line citizens’ group BBgS issued a joint statement saying they opposed the planned transmission lines dubbed “Suedlink” and “Suedostlink” meant to transfer electricity from wind-rich northern and eastern Germany to industrial centres in the south of the country. The activists said they opposed “point-to-point connections” like Suedlink as they lacked branch connections needed for a future “decentralised energy production and consumption structure”.
For background, see the CLEW dossier The energy transition and Germany’s power grid.