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Altmaier Should Provide Concept for Modern Coal-and Gas-Fired Plants

Berlin – Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg plan so hard for energy transition by Environment Minister Peter Altmaier (CDU) to task. The Bavarian Economics Minister Martin Zeil (FDP) and Baden-Württemberg Environment Minister Franz Saucer (Green) to throw the federal government in the newspaper “Die Welt” (Wednesday edition) inaction on the creation of spare capacity before the disconnected nuclear power plants.
Both countries require Altmaier to present concepts, such as the construction of conventional coal – and especially gas-fired plants can be promoted. Otherwise one would get massive supply problems, said Zeil. “Federal Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Agriculture must now work with the important areas to address conventional power plants and capacity mechanism and the ongoing process of discussion to finally produce a result.
Saucer said Altmaiers paper loses no word on how the federal government would provide incentives to the construction of new modern gas power plants which remains profitable. Needed are low-emission, efficient, flexible, connected and disconnected capacity.

One Dead and a Hundred Injured By Severe Storms in Germany


At least one person died and over a hundred injured in the storm with heavy rain, wind and hail that hit several regions in Germany last night, authorities said Tuesday.

In Bavaria in the south, a woman was killed driving her car when a tree fell, police said in Augsburg.

In a music festival at the aerodrome of Roitzschjora in the federal state of Saxony (East), 51 people were injured, nine of them seriously being struck by lightning, a spokeswoman said the regional government.

Rescue crews worked for hours to attend to the wounded who attended the festival “With Full Force”, which each year attracts thousands of fans of heavy metal.

In Baden-Württemberg (south), 29 others were injured in the storm, seven of them seriously hurt, according to the Interior Ministry of the federal state.

At a rock festival in Heidenheim, Baden-Württemberg, there were ten people were injured, three of which had to be paid, by the impact of wind-blown objects, which also tore the tents set ground for the event.

Many of the nearly 6,000 attendees to the festival had to spend the night in sports centers for the temporary shelter that left damage millionaires, according to police.

In addition, 18 others were injured, four of which were still in hospital today, while attending a Bayern cultural festival.

According to security forces, some 3,000 people had gathered at the Africa-Caribbean Festival, which had to be suspended.

Meanwhile, in an accident on the highway, near the Bavarian city of Würzburg , a woman was seriously injured when due to rain and hail left the roadway and struck several trees.

The storm also affected rail transport in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, especially regionally, but also the long distance, after numerous trees fell on the tracks and wiring, a spokesman for the German railways.

Berlin lived for the second straight night a storm with thunder and lightning that forced firefighters to make 262,200 outputs only between 3:00 and 4:00 a.m., a spokesman explained, adding that lightning caused several fires.

Last Friday, three women died in a golf course in the town of Korbach, in the state of Hesse. The lightning hit a house in which they had sheltered when the storm unleashed.

A fourth woman was seriously injured and still is struggling between life and death.