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30 Jun 2016

“Brexit foils EU energy policy”


The European Union would lose a strong voice for ambitious climate protection policy if the UK leaves following last week’s referendum, writes Claudia Kemfert from the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) in a guest commentary for Capital. A Brexit would be the “deathblow” for the “already ailing” Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), writes Kemfert. As a result, Germany’s role in the EU’s climate protection efforts would be more significant.

Read the guest commentary in German here.

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