Economics Minister Habeck: "Relying on the help of the federal states"
Photo: IMAGO/Emmanuele Contini
Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck is making the federal states responsible for the expansion of renewable energies.
»I depend on the help of the countries.
The nuclear debate we are currently having is only the result of the lack of wind power expansion in Bavaria and the power grids," said the Green politician at the climate conference of SPIEGEL and the consulting firm BCG.
"Had the Federal Republic of Germany fulfilled its goals everywhere, as decided ten years ago, we would have left this question behind us long ago."
Habeck also sees responsibility for the tense situation in Bavaria.
In the direction of Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU), he said: “It is now the law in Germany that every federal state, including Bavaria, must install two percent of wind turbines on the state.
At the same time, the Federal Economics and Climate Minister defended the policy of the traffic light coalition: "Before the summer holidays, we brought the largest renewable energy package in years, maybe decades, to the German Bundestag.
Grid expansion, wind power expansion, solar expansion will continue at an accelerated pace.« Solar energy is already seeing an upswing, but there are also supply problems there, as with wind power.
In addition, there are bottlenecks in the approval process.