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Energy: The gas illusion: Why fewer gas power plants don’t mean more climate protection

Power plant in Düsseldorf

Gas power plants are currently still indispensable for a smooth energy supply.

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Berlin, Düsseldorf The last nuclear power plant is not yet off the grid and the coal phase-out date is not yet final, so the first voices are already calling for the end of the next energy source: If more and more activists, experts and politicians have their way, natural gas should be a thing of the past by 2035.

“The goal must be a climate-neutral future, and that means the end of fossil fuels. Not just coal, but also natural gas, ”says climate economist and Scientists for Future member Franziska Hoffart in an interview with Handelsblatt.

Luisa Neubauer also makes a clear announcement to the future federal government: The immediate stop of new natural gas infrastructure projects and an exit from fossil gas by 2035 at the latest is one of six demands made by the environmental activists of Fridays for Future on the SPD, Greens and FDP. At least with the Greens, Neubauer has open ears. The party has been warning for a long time: Germany should not fall into the “natural gas trap” after the overdue coal phase-out.

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