E.ON boss slams Berlin for being too slow on energy transition

E.ON Chief Executive Leonhard Birnbaum on Wednesday lashed out at Germany’s government, calling for an energy masterplan for Europe’s top economy that should be aimed at cutting red tape and offering a capacity market, Report informs via Reuters.

Birnbaum criticised legislators for being “passionately inert” with regard to Germany’s energy transition away from fossil fuels and towards renewables, adding that this put the whole project at risk.

“To put it bluntly, we cannot afford this, because Germany is in the middle of the biggest transformation process since the industrial revolution,” Birnbaum said.

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