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Energy transition : In the terminal between coal and the environment lobby

The Prime Minister want to beat a lot of money for the Lausitz and the brown coal regions in the Rhineland and in the vicinity of Leipzig. As a compensation, where coal-fired power plants are prematurely shut down.With other words: you do your Job. On Tuesday, they negotiated about it until late in the night with Chancellor Merkel and other members of the government. On the other hand, environmental associations, who want to know as soon as possible, many gigawatts of power, and therefore emitters of CO2 separated from the power supply. Also, you do your Job.

Both sides are represented in the coal Commission, which will soon deliver proposals for the climate protection in Germany. The industry, which wants to prevent electricity prices rise significantly. Who's missing? The consumer, a lawyer for the rest of the population with no vested interest. Not sitting at the table and so the debate on "money-for-gigawatts-to-play" between these two poles.

Alliance between coal regions, power plant operators and environmentalists

acuminate, you might say: Because of a strange Alliance formed between the coal regions, power plant operators and environmentalists (which has, incidentally, of all the pages denied). Because all three would be in the following scenario, a great interest: Fast shutdown of power plants, accompanied by generous compensation for the operator and the coated Structural support for the affected areas. And on top of that, a little bit of money for the heavy industry, because the electricity is more expensive. Of course, the Lausitz, every Euro is a treat – but other regions in Germany, it is also bad and you can not hope to have special help.

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After all: At the end of the coal Commission on money and laws, but the Parliament decides. Merkel and the black-red coalition have to very careful that you do not have to be drawn from this unusual Alliance.

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It would have been better right from the start, to set clear incentives, for example in the Form of a higher price for CO2 emissions in the European voting, And then let the market work. That didn't happen, and now the interest groups squeeze, the policy of unrestrained, who has maneuvered in the terminal between climate change and structural break.

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