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New government crash in Bavaria: Free voters call for more wind power - CSU warns of "breaking the coalition agreement"

2021-05-06T00:51:11.241Z

Environment Minister Thorsten Glauber is pushing ahead with a proposal to expand renewable energies, thereby snubbering the coalition partner. He reacts immediately.



Environment Minister Thorsten Glauber is pushing ahead with a proposal to expand renewable energies, thereby snubbering the coalition partner.

He reacts immediately.

Munich - Next coalition conflict between the CSU * and Free Voters: After the coalitionists only got into each other's hair about the school openings last week, this time the focus is on expanding wind power: In the struggle for more and more effective climate protection, Bavaria's Environment Minister Thorsten Glauber (Free Voters) with the call for more wind turbines Prime Minister Markus Söder * and the CSU.

On Wednesday, Glauber announced

the submission of a new climate protection law for Bavaria to

dpa

for this May - a little faster than von Söder and himself last indicated.

And one of his points: He will work “for the lifting of the 10-H rule”.

Expansion of wind power: Söder wants to adhere to the controversial 10-H regulation

The rule that has been in force in Bavaria since 2014 states that a wind turbine must be at least ten times its height away from residential developments.

In order to be able to deviate from this, a municipal council must take an express resolution.

Critics complain that since then the expansion of wind power in Bavaria has practically come to a standstill.

Söder had announced on Monday that he wanted to adhere to the regulation.

The Greens have long been calling for the 10-H rule to be lifted (video)

This is how CSU General Secretary Markus Blume sees it due to Glauber's initiative.

He told the

Munich Merkur

: “The 10-H rule is not shaken.

We have to accelerate the expansion of renewable energies, but together with and not against the population. ”He also warned of an open conflict:“ Everyone in the coalition is well advised to leverage the diverse potentials of renewable energies in Bavaria and not to question the coalition agreement.

Abolishing the

10-H rule would be a breach of the coalition agreement. ”

(Dw) * Merkur.de / bayern is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

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Source: merkur

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