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11 Jul 2017

Bavarian economy minister wants to make renewables support reform coalition negotiations topic


Ilse Aigner, economy minister of Germany’s biggest state Bavaria, aims to make lowering power prices a key topic in the coalition negotiations after the general elections in September, reports news agency dpa. She demands a reform of Germany’s renewables support system. Should the CSU [Christian Social Union] be part of the coalition talks – which I hope – we will enter the negotiations with concrete demands for predictable and affordable power prices,” said Aigner. She plans to present a report on the system reform before the summer break, writes dpa. The CSU is the Bavarian sister party of Angela Merkel’s CDU.

Read the article in German here.

For more information, see the CLEW factsheet Germany ponders how to finance renewables expansion in the future and the dossier Vote2017 - German elections and the Energiewende.

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