Kretschmer: An earlier withdrawal from coal is a breach of trust

Released on 20. 10. 2021

  • Michael Kretschmer (CDU), Prime Minister of Saxony. Photo: Christophe Gateau

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Dresden (dpa / sn) – Saxony’s head of government Michael Kretschmer (CDU) has a possible move forward of the coal phase-out to the year 2030 sharply criticized. “This is a major breach of trust, especially on the part of the SPD and FDP,” he told the Dresden newspaper “Sächsische Zeitung” (Thursday edition): “Good politics are also characterized by pacifying conflicts and balancing interests.”

SPD, Greens and FDP had agreed in their sounding out for a joint coalition to get out of coal-fired power generation more quickly. In a joint paper it is said that ideally this would already be possible by 2030. The coal-off is so far fixed for

and should only possibly be set to 2035

The coal compromise was “hard won” , explained Kretschmer. This is a “bitter development” for the regions and jobs affected. A future coalition must now present a viable concept for Germany’s energy supply: “It is apparently not clear to those involved that they will soon be responsible for Europe’s largest industrial country.”

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