associations of the German companies intend to build the planned Coal phase-in conditions and warn of further rises in electricity prices. “Goals must be achieved as a requirement that power plants be shut down,” said DIHK President Eric Schweitzer of the German press Agency. “It’s all about goals in the sense of security of supply, competitiveness, prices, structural change and network expansion.” Dieter Kempf, President of the Federal Association of German industry, called for a “revision clauses, and verification mechanisms”.
Kempf and Schweitzer are members of the Commission on “growth, structural change and employment”. This intends to present no later than the beginning of February a concept, how and when the climate-damaging coal-fired power generation to drop out. On the other hand, the structural change in the affected regions of Lusatia, Central Germany and the Rhine area. The brown coal, many jobs depend. In the body of politics, the economy, environmental associations, trade unions and academia are represented.
Kempf said, no one knows what happens after the nuclear phase-out in 2022: “We need a serious assessment when it comes to Coal phase – out- at least in the years 2023 and 2026. Then it should objectively and critically reviewed, where we are.“ It’s not the end of the coal-fired power generation delay. “We stand as the BDI clearly to the Paris climate agreement. But without meticulous follow-up assessment over the decades to a rigid time and volume framework, I think it is risky and premature.“
“cost of energy may not continue to rise”
Germany was a strong industrial nation, said the President of the Federal Association of German industry (BDI). “In order to remain a leader, must not increase the cost of energy even further. Otherwise, the end for significant parts of the energy would be identified-intensive industry in Germany. Then there was soon neither aluminum nor zinc smelters in Germany. The climate would be helped, however, not in the least bit. The production would be shifted to countries which are not nearly as high environmental care standards as we do.“
Schweitzer said that Germany was the only industrialized country in the world that have been decided politically, within a decade to phase out nuclear energy. “There’s 2022 out to go on for another ten gigawatts of electricity.” Germany had already cost the highest power in Europe. “If we now get from coal, we must ensure that the energy cost of this once again on the rise. Add to that the question of how we can provide the company at any time safely with electricity. We have a significant backlog in the construction of new power lines.“
He is Worried that a political compromise will lead to competitiveness and security of supply to fall and electricity prices rise, said the President of the German chamber of industry and Commerce day (DIHK): “not able to support the economy. I think nothing of it, to now call flat red lines.“