Photo Gallery: Germany's Unrealistic Goals for Renewable Energy
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Photo Gallery: Germany's Unrealistic Goals for Renewable Energy

German Energy Agency Chief 'We'll Need Conventional Power Plants until 2050'

Stephan Kohler, the head of the German Energy Agency, says the country must act smarter and more realistically in its transition to renewable energy. The "feel-good" subsidies for locally produced wind and solar power have had unintended consequences, he says, and the environmental movement is often part of the problem.
Interview conducted by Jan Fleischhauer and Alexander Neubacher. Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan.