MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: CDU CSU
Brinkhaus: Industrial production is also possible in a climate-friendly way
With an urgent appeal, Union parliamentary group leader Ralph Brinkhaus spoke out on the ARD talk show “Hart aber fair” for a committed climate policy: “You can’t negotiate with nature.” What is needed is a smart policy of sustainability.
Germany is at the forefront
There is no doubt that politics can do even more in the interests of climate protection. Overall, however, the country is on the right track: From a global perspective, Germany is at the forefront when it comes to renewable energies, “although it is not so easy for us with sun and wind”. A positive trend that is likely to be reinforced by the most recent decisions. The chairman of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group pointed to the future CO2 emissions trading, which is likely to have a major steering effect. One of the largest investment programs for local and long-distance public transport has just been decided.
Showcase project green hydrogen
Brinkhaus also made it clear to the moderator Frank Plasberg: “We have to prove that industrial production is also possible in a climate-friendly way.” For this reason – among other things – the so-called green hydrogen should develop into a flagship project. “We are now spending a lot of money in hand to create the conditions for a new business area.” The aim must be to use new energy sources to drive the restructuring of industry towards sustainability. With a view to conventionally producing competitors, for example from China, in case of doubt, however, compensation for individual industries must also be considered – especially at the European level.
In principle, however, this task can only be performed if the people are “taken along”. Instead of just arguing with a raised index finger, citizens should be motivated in the best sense of the word to do something good. Now the inventive spirit is required: “If we have intelligent ideas, climate protection will be a model for success.”
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