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Election Standoff in NRW – Consequences for Energy Policy Unclear

The preliminary official result of the state election of Germany’s most populous state North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) show the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) of the incumbent prime minister of NRW, Jürgen Rüttgers, and the Social Democratic Union (SPD), lead by Hannelore Kraft, locked in a standoff.  As with this result the CDU/FDP coalition in Berlin under Chancellor Angela Merkel no longer has a majority in the Bundesrat (Federal Council), upcoming federal energy legislation will be also be affected. Continue reading ‘Election Standoff in NRW – Consequences for Energy Policy Unclear’

NRW CDU Wants to Promote Renewables And New CO2 Efficient Conventional Power Plants

Prime Minister Jürgen Rüttgers (Christian Democratic Union – CDU)  of Germany’s most populous state North Rhine-Westphalia is currently campaigning for re-election on 9 May 2010. He told the Dortmund based newspaper Ruhr Nachrichten that his party supported new CO2 efficient large-scale power plants to provide the base load, but also wanted to promote renewables. Continue reading ‘NRW CDU Wants to Promote Renewables And New CO2 Efficient Conventional Power Plants’