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Excess use of land for bioenergy a mistake- German minister

The German environment minister, Barbara Hendricks, has conceded there has been excessive use of land for bioenergy crops in Germany.

Five reasons for a ‘coal exit’

“After the nuclear exit comes the coal exit”. This statement, made recently by Germany’s Environment Minister, Barbara Hendricks, underlines the leading role that Germany wants to play on the road to a climate-neutral global economy.

Germany cautious but ‘reassured’ on Belgian nuclear status

Germany's environment minister Barbara Hendricks says she was reassured for now over the safety of neighbouring Belgium’s nuclear power plants after talks between both governments.

German minister acknowledges exit strategy from coal power needed

Germany’s Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks has provided more clarity on the country’s plans for coal power over the coming decades.

Germany makes plans for coal phase-out

The German environment minister Barbara Hendricks says the government is working out a plan aimed at removing coal from its power generation mix by mid-century.

‘We must not demonise coal’ – German environment minister

Germany’s environment minister, Barbara Hendricks, says coal-fired power is important to the country’s economic security and should not be subject to extreme negativity.

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