State ministers criticise Germany's energy transition policy
The Green Party’s energy minister in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Franz Untersteller, has lamented a “standstill of federal energy policy” ahead of a meeting of state energy ministers with Germany’s economy and energy minister Peter Altmaier (CDU), reports the WirtschaftsWoche. Lower Saxony’s minister Olaf Lies (SPD) said: "The whole energy policy lacks coordination - across national and departmental borders. Grid expansion cannot succeed without a federal plan.” In a press release, Altmaier urged the country’s federal states to “pull together” with the federal government to ensure a swift expansion of the national power grid. He said the task now was to implement decisions made at the ministry’s “grid summit” in September.