Leon Mangasarian

Nimbys and Greens are teaming up to block German wind farms

A wind turbine stands in front of a coal-fired power plant in Niederaussem, western Germany (Credit: Getty images)

Germany’s Robert Habeck might well be an excellent children’s book author but he is proving to be a dismal economy and climate minister. Habeck, who also serves as the Greens vice-chancellor in the country’s coalition government, rode to power in 2021 promising to speed up the transition to renewables. At the heart of his pledge: more windmills, bigger windmills and, above all, built much, much faster.

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Leon Mangasarian

Leon Mangasarian worked as a news agency reporter and editor in Germany from 1989 with Bloomberg News, Deutsche-Presse Agentur and United Press International. He is now a freelance writer and tree farmer in Brandenburg, eastern Germany

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