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Environment Minister Peter Altmaier 'We Can't Allow Electricity to Become a Luxury'

After a year of little progress in Germany's so-called energy revolution, Chancellor Merkel recently reshuffled her cabinet to give it some fresh impetus. In a SPIEGEL interview, new Environment Minister Peter Altmaier discusses the need to inject reality into rosy assumptions and defuse anger sparked by the turnaround's costs.
German Environment Minister Peter Altmaier (r) tours the storage site for nuclear waste in Asse, Lower Saxony, with former Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel (l).

German Environment Minister Peter Altmaier (r) tours the storage site for nuclear waste in Asse, Lower Saxony, with former Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel (l).

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Translated from the German by Paul Cohen