News Digest Item
11 Dec 2018

“Opposition fears Energiewende standstill”


Representatives of the opposition Green and Left parties criticised the planned reform of the Renewable Energy Act in the first Bundestag debate on the federal government’s proposed draft. “It would have been more honest to talk of an energy transition prevention act,” said Katja Kipping of Die Linke, according to an article on the parliament’s website. Green politician Oliver Krischer said that Germany’s climate goals could now definitely not be reached, while economy minister Sigmar Gabriel called this statement “simply false.” The plenary forwarded the reform draft to the responsible parliamentary committees for further debate.

Read the article in German here.

Find more background in the factsheet EEG reform 2016 – switching to auctions for renewables.

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