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07.07.2017

Gas industry sends an open letter to German politicansPower lines, electric cars, new wind farms. When Germany’s Energiewende – its energy transition – is referred to, it is almost always about electricity.

Berlin. Power lines, electric cars, new wind farms. When Germany’s Energiewende – its energy transition – is referred to, it is almost always about electricity. However, natural gas can also make a very significant contribution. To persuade politicians about the benefits of natural gas, numerous companies – including Wintershall, Siemens, Gascade and Statoil – have therefore joined forces. With an open letter, they have now appealed to political decision-makers at the federal level in the run up to the federal election.

Security of supply, environmental compatibility, affordability

The most important demands at a glance:

  • Climate protection must be affordable.

  • Climate protection must not jeopardize Germany as a business location.

  • Climate protection measures must be aligned with the CO2 abatement costs.

  • Especially in the heating market, considerable CO2 can be saved by replacing old heating systems and retrofitting natural gas heating systems.

  • The gas infrastructure with its pipelines, storage facilities and flexible, decentralized power plants can make an important contribution to Germany’s Energiewende – its energy transition.

 You can find the open letter by the companies here.