28 June, 2007
German government plans for a 40% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and a 3% yearly improvement of energy efficiency will lead to the “de-industrialisation” of the country, warns the German Federation of Industries BDI. The warning came a few days before Chancellor Merkel’s third energy summit between government and industry representatives.
The summit is supposed to lay down the targets and direction of Germany’s energy policy until 2020. Industry’s main criticism is that Mrs Merkel’s government does not have a real concept and should re-assess its nuclear power policy.
More on this in German Handelsblatt.Author : Willy De Backer