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14 Jun 2018

Altmaier delays energy transition, calls it “realism” – commentary

Tagesspiegel Background Energie

German economy minister Peter Altmaier pays lip service to the consequences of climate change for “our children and grandchildren,” but his words are not matched by actions, writes Tagesspiegel Background Energie in its daily newsletter. Altmaier wants to postpone the special renewables auctions, and says he will only decide on a path to the 2030 renewables target of 65 percent once there is clarity on grid extensions. “You can’t avoid the impression that Altmaier delays the energy transition and sells this as realism,” the newsletter says.

Read the article German utilities urge govt to speed up Energiewende policy making for more of Altmaier's comments on the status of the Energiewende.

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