IG-BCE boss: Even with gas power plants “only radical expansion remains”

Germany’s third-largest trade union, IG BCE, sees the energy transition at risk if significantly more gas-fired power plants are not temporarily connected to the grid in parallel with the expansion of renewable sources. Her boss Michael Vassiliadis spoke out on Monday for doubling the corresponding generation capacities by the end of the decade – this is essential in addition to the fluctuating wind and solar power. “From my point of view, only a radical expansion of gas-fired power plants remains.” Otherwise Germany would not be able to meet the increasing demand for electricity – with nuclear and coal energy being phased out -…


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