News Digest Item
02 Sep 2016

“CDU economic council demands lower climate target”

RP Online

The economic council of the German Christian Democrats (CDU) wants Germany to turn away from its current targets to lower the country’s primary energy consumption, writes Martin Kessler in RP Online. These targets - a 20 percent reduction by 2020 and 50 percent by 2050, compared to 2008 - are “completely unrealistic,” the council’s secretary general Wolfgang Steiger told the newspaper. In a position paper seen by RP Online, the council argued that a yearly reduction by more than 1.5 percent would be needed and that last year there was even an increase of 1.6 percent.

Read the article in German here.

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