German economy Minister Peter Altmaier has called for the planned Coal phase-for a review mechanism by the year 2030 around, so that the security of supply remains guaranteed.

“Up to the years 2021/2022 must be due to the phase-out of nuclear energy, a high volume of replaced,” said the CDU politician of the German press Agency. The must find the time to plan for the transition from coal to green energy, to further ensure security of supply. “A review date should check the progress, by the year 2030.”

The government-appointed Commission “Wachstrum, structural change and employment” will present in the coming days, a concept for the phase-out of electricity production from coal. Already on Friday, a compromise could be. In the Commission’s representatives, workers, and environmentalists sit in economy at a table, the goal is a broad social consensus. The implementation of the proposals, however, is a matter of policy. Lignite and coal supply more than a third of Germany’s electricity.

“This Commission is one of the most important committees that have met since the German unification: For your themes – the economic location of Germany, the equivalence of the conditions of life and climate protection, for our future is of Central importance,” said Altmaier.

In Lusatia, the Central German area in the East of Germany and in the Rhine area in North Rhine-Westphalia are still tens of thousands of Jobs, directly or indirectly, in the coal. North Rhine-Westphalia, Brandenburg, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt we therefore ask for binding Commitments for aid, during the structural change.

“It’s about the settlement of public Bodies, to infrastructure projects such as new railway lines, for instance, a new ICE line from Berlin to Görlitz,” said Altmaier. “The Lausitz will remain in the future, the energy region with high innovative technologies in energy generation and storage.” In consideration of new gas-fired power plants, storage facilities, real labs would, for example, to components of a battery cell production. “Federal and state institutions should be moved in these regions.”

in Addition, it must be safely ensured that the price of Electricity remain, in spite of the shutdown of coal-fired power plants for the economy, affordable. “That applies to energy-intensive companies, but also for the medium-sized economy”, – said the Minister of economy.

Among other things, the industry Association BDI calls for Commitments for a further relief for energy-intensive companies. In addition, the BDI, the German chambers of industry and Commerce and the employers ‘ organizations reject a fixed switch – off plan for coal-fired power plants by 2030. You want to can be found to be made “clearly defined time points (“Checkpoints”), where further decisions only if the conditions for competitive electricity prices, a secure supply as well as the successful structural change”, as you wrote to Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU).

The President of the Federal Association of Renewable energy, Simone Peter, told the German press Agency: “A rapid entry into the Coal phase-out in the next few years is important when it comes to climate protection.” A timely shutdown is also for reasons of security of supply problems. In addition, investments in renewable energies, energy storage and power-heat-coupling with a new impetus.

The transition to a sustainable energy supply should not be further delayed. “Today’s brown coal regions need soon new perspectives for future investment,” said Peter. The Renewable energy industry was already a 338 600 people work, and can help to create in the affected regions of new Jobs.

dpa