Woidke warns of the failure of the energy transition

Photo: wind turbines (via dts news agency)
Photo: wind turbines (via dts news agency)

Potsdam (dts news agency) – Brandenburg’s Prime Minister Dietmar Woidke (SPD) has called on the federal government to strengthen the possibilities of decentralized electricity generation and use. “The federal government must finally ensure that both companies and municipalities can purchase regionally produced electricity at economically reasonable terms,” ​​said Woidke to the “Handelsblatt” (Monday edition).

“In short: Decentralized production and use of green electricity. That would also mean that people in regions where there are wind turbines and large solar fields would also benefit directly from it. That would also benefit the acceptance of wind turbines.” The head of government continued to invest more and more companies in Brandenburg, for whom climate-friendly production is important.
“To do this, they need renewable energies – of which Brandenburg has a lot.” Now, however, the next step is crucial. But instead of strengthening the possibilities of regional electricity generation and use, “we are continuing to rely on an energy turnaround in which we try to transport the electricity in bags from A to B.”

The network expansion is costing billions and is progressing more than slowly. “If we don’t change that, the energy transition will fail.”