News Digest Item
15 Nov 2017

“Liberal facts”

Die Tageszeitung

The pro-business party FDP stands out at the ongoing Jamaica coalition talks for Germany’s next federal government with its “astonishing claims on climate and energy”, Malte Kreutzfeldt writes in left-wing newspaper Die Tageszeitung (taz). Remarks by FDP politicians on the annoyance of Germany’s national commitment to reduce emissions, on its alleged need for power imports if coal plants are shut down although it currently exports power, on the devastating economic effects of trying to still reach the 2020 climate protection targets, or on the power price’s scaring effect for the German industry, all are assertions that can be contested, Kreutzfeldt says. They also illustrate that the pro-business FPD was ready to resort to dubious reasoning when it comes to climate and energy policy, Kreutzfeldt adds.

Read the article in German here.

See the CLEW factsheet German parties’ energy & climate policy positions for background.

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