News Digest Item
25 Oct 2018

"Inconvenient truths" about Germany’s climate policy


Germany’s government is creating a “climate chaos,” the tabloid newspaper Bild writes in a page two article. Despite the high costs of renewable power, the targets of the energy transition are far from being reached, the article says. Another point of criticism is that while power stations and industry have managed to significantly reduce CO2 emissions since 1990, the transport, buildings, and agriculture sectors are not fulfilling their obligations. “At the same time, there’s a discussion about bans for low-CO2 diesel cars. Lunacy!,” the article says.

Find an online version of the article in German here.

For background, read the CLEW dossier The energy transition and climate change, the factsheet Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions and climate targets, and check out CLEW's Easy Guide to the Energiewende.

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