Transport ministry plans to set up climate department
The transport ministry plans to raise the internal standing of climate protection by setting up a new department dedicated to the issue, reports Markus Balser for Süddeutsche Zeitung. A ministry spokesperson said climate protection would play an increasing role in transport policy. The new department will deal with all climate-related issues, including e-mobility, strengthening rail transport and alternative propulsion technologies, as well as combining different modes of transport.
Germany’s transport ministry was recently criticised because of the VW emissions scandal and the lack of progress to reduce CO2 emissions in the sector.
Read the article in German here.
For background, read the CLEW dossier The energy transition and Germany’s transport sector.
The Clean Energy Wire will publish an article on the transport ministry’s plans later today.