“” Coma: Minister of the environment would be better off at coal lobby Mainz – not welcome “have welcomed members of the citizens initiative carbon free Mainz Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel, today Conference on municipal energy and climate policy at the Federal SGK” in Mainz said. With banners protesting the Rhinegold Hall the failed coal policy of the Minister of environment, which supports the construction of numerous coal-fired power stations in Germany. “” Was on the banners read: “Stop the coal roped” and coal Siggi: morning can’t, at noon mauscheln “Sigmar Gabriel has clearly received the wrong job in the Cabinet lineup” coma-Chairman, Christof, explains van the Bruck. That an Environment Minister stepped up the construction of coal-fired plants, you can hardly imagine before the official introduction of Gabriel.”only speaks, Gabriel at a party event of climate protection and energy policy as a job engine to visit the largest Rhineland-Palatinate climate killer in PES at noon with the KMW” criticized Van den Bruck, who didn’t expect that Gabriel finally recognizes his misaligned coal policy and advises the KMW to the much-needed departure from their coal-fired power plans. But contradictions are coal Siggi”, as the Environment Minister in climate protection circles now no stranger called. Until he travelled to Greenland with Merkel and the melting of the polar ice cap, complains cares about polar bear Knut and finds big words at climate conferences, but when it comes to concrete policy, he supported the construction of many new coal-fired plants, which will cement the emission of many million tons of CO2 for decades to come”, van den criticized Bruck. While the Minister expected in in the fall of 2008, in a comprehensive study, which was created in the own Ministry, exactly, that the German climate protection goals even with the simultaneous switching of 28,000 MW old fossil power plants were no longer accessible in the construction of more than 9,000 MW of new coal-fired power plants (see point No.
4 of the summary of the study 2008′) download/summary…). “Stupid only that already over 10,000 MW coal-fired plants under construction are”, so van den Bruck. But instead of finally reconsider their own climate-damaging policy, Gabriel ignored the study consistently and operates on the expansion of coal.” It is questionable whether Gabriel of the KMW report on the latest developments in Berlin. There the energy giant Vattenfall announced yesterday, to build two modern gas power stations, as well as several biomass power plants instead of the originally planned coal-fired power. A good example of the KMW should follow as quickly as possible. For which post-political job tries to establish coal Siggi? EON, RWE or just KMW?”asks van den Bruck provocative. The question has a serious background: Gabriel is not the first prominent Social Democrat, who applies his Government work for a well-financed energy-sector job: ex – economy Minister Clement is today RWE Board (but not more Social Democrat), ex – Minister of economy Muller was RAG head (Germany of largest coal conveyors), his ex – Secretary of State company CEO (Kohekraftwerksbetreiber) and even former Chancellor Schroder has got a jobs at Gazprom. C. van den Bruck