After the unification of the coal Commission, the policy is to ensure the implementation of the proposed measures. Saxony’s Prime Minister, Michael Kretschmer has called on the Federal government to swift Action, the trade Union IG BCE, warned of Changes to the compromise.
Federal Minister for economic Affairs, Peter Altmaier (CDU) said that the government will use the Commission’s report “very carefully and very constructive”.
The government-appointed coal Commission, in addition to politicians also climate change activists, trade unionists, entrepreneurs, and researchers were sitting, had to leave in the night to Saturday on a Coal until 2038 agreed. In the final report, 40 billion euros in aid to the coal regions in North Rhine-Westphalia, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Brandenburg are proposed. An earlier exit is to be tested in 2032 – the end user, also the end of 2035.
of Saxony, head of the government, Kretschmer, of the “Rheinische Post” (Monday) said: “We have the expectation that by the end of April of this year, the vertices of the act and the planning acceleration act.” The Co-Chairman of the Commission and former Brandenburg Prime Minister Matthias Platzeck warned: “If you have an almost unanimous result, can not ignore the policy. I am confident that the structure AIDS in this amount will be taken,” said Platzeck, the “märkische Allgemeine Zeitung” (Monday).
the Chairman of The trade Union IG BCE, Michael Vassiliadis, stressed that the Commission had recorded, after a tough battle in a way that all relevant groups of society support. “I advise the Federal government and the Bundestag urgently, these one-to-one to implement,” said Vassiliadis the editorial network Germany (RND/installation).
Minister of economy, Altmaier said on Sunday evening in the ARD”report from Berlin”, to implement a whole series of laws was necessary, including measures act, which defines how the Federal government wants to promote structural change. For the rapid start-up of the Coal phase-out the Federal government had offered a “very fast Start” financing. This money was already included in the Federal budget. Needed now is also Finance Minister, Olaf Scholz (SPD). On Thursday evening the Prime Minister will want to consult with him and Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU). Conceivable increased settlement of Federal agencies and research institutions in the coal regions.
words of Warning come a result of the economy. “The price of Electricity will rise,” said the President of the German chamber of industry and Commerce day (DIHK), Eric Schweitzer, the Newspapers of the Funke media group (Monday). With a view on the Commission’s proposed compensation Schweitzer claimed that this “withdrawal-induced increases in electricity prices to fully reflect”. The Chairman of the Union of Central Association, Carsten Linnemann (CDU), stand for the abolition of the Renewable energy sources act (EEG), with the production of green electricity, among other things, by the state financial support is requested.
the head of The energy group RWE, Rolf Martin Schmitz, expects that the Coal phase-also Jobs will cost. Schmitz said the “Rheinische Post” that he could not say how many employees will be affected. “But I reckon with a significant reduction already in 2023, that goes far beyond the previous plans and through normal attrition.”
The energy expert Claudia Kemfert from the German Institute for economic research (DIW) criticized the possible compensation payments for the power plant operators. Instead of “Coal clunker” should be better in innovative energy transition projects invested, said Kemfert of the “Passauer Neue Presse” (Monday).
For the climate researcher Mojib Latif of the proposals of the coal Commission are inadequate. The exit to 2038’m going to be late, he told the “Frankfurter Rundschau” (Thursday). The objectives of the Paris-to comply with the climate Treaty, “would be a phase-out by 2030 desirable,” was the Professor from Kiel Helmholtz centre for ocean research.