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03 Mar 2017

Environment minister: Energy crops have partly been “wrong track” of Energiewende


The large-scale cultivation of energy crops has been a political “mistake” and “in part a wrong track of the Energiewende”, Germany’s environment minister Barbara Hendricks said in Handelsblatt. She calls for a reduction of the production of plants used for biofuels, currently occupying more than 17 percent of German farmland, in order to ensure a better conservation of species, Handelsblatt writes. New biofuel installations would only receive support “if they use residual materials”, Hendricks added.

Read the article in German here.

For more information, see the CLEW dossier Bioenergy in Germany.

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