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08 Feb 2017

North Rhine-Westphalia’s state premier calls for preservation of industry jobs

Dow Jones Newswires

Germany’s biggest federal state, North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), must do its bit for climate protection without losing its status as leading industrial location, NRW’s state premier Hannelore Kraft said at Germany’s largest energy trade-fair E-World in Essen, Dow Jones Newswires reports. According to Social Democrat Kraft, energy transition efforts in Germany are futile if industry migrates to countries with lower environmental standards. Around 10 percent of NRW’s power consumption comes from renewable energy sources, below the national average of more than 30 percent, the report says.

Read an article on the topic in German here.

For more information, see the CLEW dossier The energy transition’s effect on jobs and businesses.

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