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29 Nov 2018, 15:44
Julian Wettengel

State ministers criticise Germany's energy transition policy

WirtschaftsWoche / BMWi

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.

Find the article in German here and the BMWi press release in German here.

See the CLEW article Germany sets deadline for grid expansion plans and the dossier The energy transition and Germany’s power grid for more information. 

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