Power lessons from Germany’s green wedge

It's not easy being green in Germany, as concern over the cost of climate goals and surging energy prices reaches fever pitch in the lead-up to the election.

Can you imagine the fuss that would have ensued if Tony Abbott had said this during the recent election campaign: “I am in favour of a green agenda but we can’t be religious about it”?

Yes, this line was said – but not here.

The speaker was Antonio Tajani, Europe’s industry commissioner, and he said it as Germans are gearing up to pass judgement on Angela Merkel’s government in a fortnight’s time.

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