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Sales ban on New Year’s Eve bollards will lead to fewer fireworks

(GermanPolicy.com) – New sets of New Years Eve fireworks have not been sold this year in Germany, so that there will be fewer bollards at the dawn of this weekend. The nationwide sales ban on New Year’s Eve fireworks, which had already been decreed the…

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Ecology should be given greater consideration in the traffic route plan

(GermanPolicy.com) – The traffic light parties – SPD, Greens and FDP – want to review the Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan 2030. This should be done from an ecological point of view. Unnecessary and harmful projects could not be extended. Environmental associations should be included in…

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World Climate Conference: subsidies for fossil fuels should be canceled

(GermanPolicy.com) – In its final declaration, the World Climate Conference has called on all countries to turn down the use of coal. In Glasgow, Scotland, the countries also agreed to recommend that subsidies for the fossil fuels oil, gas and coal be abolished. The goal…

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By 2030, two thirds of cars in Germany with electric drive

(GermanPolicy.com) – According to a study by the management consultancy EY, the proportion of electric cars will be 32 percent of all new registrations in the coming year already. This corresponds to 1.18 million purely electric cars as well as hybrids. By 2030, two thirds…

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Merkel considers G20 in Rome a success

(GermanPolicy.com) – Chancellor Angela Merkel has described the G20 conference in Rome as successful and constructive. The meeting sent out a “good signal for Glasgow.” The final document for the G20 summit states that climate neutrality is to be achieved “by the middle of the…

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Opel boss: all contracts will be kept

(GermanPolicy.com) – Opel boss Uwe Hochgeschurtz has assured the employees of the car manufacturer that all three production sites in Germany will be retained: Rüsselsheim, Eisenach and Kaiserslautern. The manufacturer – a part of Stellantis – will adhere to all contracts. With his statements, Hochgeschurtz…

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Walter-Borjans (SPD) in favor of starting Nord Stream 2 operations

(GermanPolicy.com) – SPD co-president Walter-Borjans has spoken out in favor of putting the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline into operation. It is about an infrastructure that will help make the Federal Republic of Germany climate neutral, he explained. Greens co-chairman Baerbock is against an operating…

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‘Traffic light’ parties in favor of coalition negotiations

(GermanPolicy.com) – SPD, Greens and FDP are in favor of starting coalition negotiations that could lead to a joint Federal Government. An exploratory paper says: “We are a constellation that can bring together three parties with different traditions and different points of view to form…

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Laschet for support of photovoltaics

(GermanPolicy.com) – Armin Laschet (CDU), the candidate of the CDU and CSU for the office of Federal Chancellor, would like to make photovoltaics on the roof more affordable for homeowners if the Union parties win the Federal Election. After an election victory, the Reconstruction Loan…

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Baerbock wants more wind power in the south and west

(GermanPolicy.com) – Annalena Baerbock, the Greens’ candidate for the office of Chancellor, would like to use two percent of the country’s area for wind energy after the Federal Election. It is crucial to “build massively in the south and west”. In the north and east,…

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Laschet: electricity should become cheaper

(GermanPolicy.com) – The CDU has presented a 15-point plan with regard to renewable energies. Agencies reported that Germany should switch to renewable energies “as soon as possible.” According to the CDU’s plan, “electricity has to be sustainable, regenerative and made from renewable sources – and…

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FDP wants climate policy by way of modern technologies

(GermanPolicy.com) – Instead of bans, the FDP wants to stop climate change by means of modern technologies. Bureaucracy threatens freedom in Germany, FDP chairman Christian Lindner said. That is why the FDP wants an “uncomplicated state” in which the hurdles of “bureaucratism” are lowered. At…

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Scholz: expanding sustainable energies faster

(GermanPolicy.com) – The SPD candidate for the office of Federal Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, would like to see renewable energies expanded more quickly. For this there must be changes in the law so that CO2 neutrality can be achieved by 2045. With regard to a coal…

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A ‘future fund’ for the car industry

(GermanPolicy.com) – The Federal Government will provide a “future fund” of one billion Euros for the changing automotive industry by 2025, as announced by the Federal Minister of Finance and SPD Chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz. 340 million Euros are to flow into regional cooperations and…

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Germany and Saudi Arabia to cooperate in the field of hydrogen production

(GermanPolicy.com) – Germany and Saudi Arabia want to work together as to hydrogen production. The Cabinet of the Kingdom has approved a letter of intent to this end. As Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil producer, explained, the company is looking for buyers in key…

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Faster expansion of the charging network for e-cars required

(GermanPolicy.com) – The charging network for electric cars is to be expanded more quickly. This is what the Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) has called for. One million charging points would be required over the next nine years. “To achieve the goal, 2,000 new…

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Flood protection: North Rhine-Westphalia takes greater account of small rivers

(GermanPolicy.com) – The government of North Rhine-Westphalia would like to give greater consideration to small rivers when it comes to flood prevention. For example, it must be checked where floodplains and other retention options could be set up. In addition, more measurement and control systems…

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Technical solutions and improved civil protection suggested in Germany to prevent future flooding

by Thorsten KochGermanPolicy.com The Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance would like to see risk areas that might be subject to flooding better mapped – with a special focus on smaller rivers. A spokesman announced that there is already data for larger rivers…

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Environmental associations call for new locations for houses and more space for water

by Thorsten KochGermanPolicy.com Several environmental associations have called for reconstruction efforts after the flood disaster in western Germany to be adapted, with a view to tackling climate change. Rivers need to be given more space and some buildings rebuilt elsewhere instead of erecting them as…

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Additional warnings to the population by SMS

Warnings to the German population through ‘cell broadcasting’ have been ordered since Wednesday. This was announced by Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU). All smartphones dialed into a certain radio cell will in future notify about disasters via SMS push notifications, for example in the…

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Heavy rains caused damage to agriculture, rail, and motorway routes

by Thorsten KochGermanPolicy.com Agriculture has suffered much damage in the disaster areas in western Germany. “Several thousand hectares” of fields are affected, said a spokesman for the North Rhine-Westphalia Chamber of Agriculture. Satellite images will allow for a more precise overview. In addition to the…

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