Economy minister delays launch of additional auctions for wind and solar energies
For the time being, economy minister Peter Altmaier will not specify a date for the launch of additional auctions for wind and solar energies, according to an article in the Handelsblatt. In their coalition treaty, the parties that make up the current government had agreed to organise special tenders for onshore wind and solar power. Altmaier said that the power grid is not prepared to accommodate the additional renewable electricity. Green Party politician Anja Hajduk and the head of the SPD’s left-wing caucus, Matthias Miersch, urged Altmaier to adhere to the coalition agreement.
Read the article in German here.
For background, read the article Renewables hit record as concerns of German government quarrels grow and the factsheet Climate, energy and transport in Germany’s coalition treaty.