(MENAFN- AzerNews) Germany should accelerate the shift towards use of wood as fuel
while abandoning oil and gas, Executive Director of German
Association of Towns and Municipalities Gerd Landsberg said in an
interview with German Funke newspaper, Azernews reports.
The Association represents the interests of 14,000 towns and
municipalities belonging to a county in Germany.
Landsberg noted that fossil fuels such as gas and oil can be
replaced in the long term, since wood is a renewable source.
He highlighted that it is impossible to ignore these prospects
for ideological reasons. Obtaining energy from wood is less harmful
to the climate and contributes to reducing carbon dioxide
According to the director, the country aims to achieve climate
neutrality and switch completely to green energy by 2045. As part
of the first steps, the country's authorities plan to reduce the
use of fossil fuels for heating buildings.
In turn, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate
Action of the country is developing a special bill, according to
which each new heating system should provide 65 percent of the use
of green energy from the beginning of next year.
However, the population of the country, given the rise in energy
prices, generally has a negative attitude to the bill, which
adversely affects the rating of the Greens (a green political party
in Germany). Support for this party now stands at about 15 percent
of voters, which is the lowest since 2018.
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