Policy & Regulation

Germany puts energy debate on hold

German parties are split over their future energy plans but seem to be avoiding discussing it until after the election German parties are split over their future energy plans but seem to be avoiding discussing it until after the election.
By Annemarie Botzki 22 September 2017 0 27680
A photo of Germany’s Reichstag in Berlin. Germany’s Reichstag in Berlin.

Germany’s political parties have shied away from discussing energy in the run-up to Sunday’s election, but the debate around climate goals and gas in heating is likely to intensify in the next parliamentary term. 

Germans will go to the polls after four years of a grand coalition between the country’s biggest parties: the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), led by Chancellor Angela Merkel, and the Social Democratic Party (SPD), led by Martin Schulz.

The average of the seven latest polls suggests a 37% vote share for the CDU,...