Climate: Neubauer: Bad climate protection certificate for the federal government
Neubauer: Bad climate protection certificate for the federal government
Today Germany’s first LNG terminal opens in Wilhelmshaven. Luisa Neubauer criticizes that this is also a consequence of years of misguided energy policy – and warns of stagnation.
The activist Luisa Neubauer sharply criticizes the federal government for its climate policy. “The energy crisis could and should have accelerated climate protection this year,” said Neubauer, who is one of the best-known representatives of the Fridays for Future climate protection movement in Germany, the German Press Agency. But far too little has happened.
Germany should have “moved away from fossil autocrats,” explained Neubauer. “That hardly ever happened, instead they invest federal government without an overall concept in oversized LNG projects, which in the worst case can lead to an overcapacity of 50 percent – not only is money wasted, but there are also opportunities to counteract the climate crisis in good time.”
LPG instead of renewables
The first floating terminal for the import of liquefied natural gas (LNG) is to be opened in Wilhelmshaven today, with more to follow. Critics fear overcapacity. The Federal Ministry of Economics, on the other hand, speaks of a safety buffer and explains that over Germany some of the liquefied gas to be imported is also intended for other European countries.
Neubauer criticized that there was stagnation in the expansion of renewable energies, money for climate protection and energy saving. “A coalition that started as a progressive coalition won the support of many people this year climate-Resignation and disappointment caused. That can and must change, with policies that seriously protect against crises and ensure justice,” said Neubauer.
The 26-year-old emphasized that the coming year will be approached with confidence. “The movement Fridays for Future turns four this week and has shown the whole country how much people can make possible and that incredible change can happen when we unite as individuals.” According to the movement, it held its first climate strike in Germany in December 2018 .