An alliance of climate activists and renewable proponents has published an advert in business daily Handelsblatt urging politicians to stop the reform of the Renewable Energy Act (EEG) in parliament in order to “save the Energiewende”. “Anybody who wants to stick to climate protection and the nuclear exit must stop the EEG reform and restart negotiations, in order to force the roll-out of renewable energies with storage solutions, instead of massively reducing it,” according to the advert signed by Green politician Hans-Josef Fell, who is considered to be one of the “fathers” of the original EEG, and others. The German parliament is to debate the reform on Friday.
Find the advert in German here.
Find more background in the factsheet EEG reform 2016 – switching to auctions for renewables.