Green state party conference
Heating dispute: Greens chair wants to hide polls
“If climate protection were easy, we could leave it to politicians like Markus Söder”
In the heating dispute in the federal government, the federal chairwoman of the Greens has called for staying power and not just looking at the next polls. “And if climate protection were easy, we could leave it to politicians like Markus Söder,” said Ricarda Lang at the state party conference of the North Rhine-Westphalian Greens in Münster.
According to Lang, the last year and a half with the war in Ukraine have shown the “brilliant failure of the fossil politics of the SPD, CDU and CSU”. Letting go of the new building energy law now with a view to the next election is not a solution. That would mean “that those who have a lot of money invest in heat pumps. And those who are tight on cash still rely on oil and gas heating.” They would be left with heating costs that were no longer affordable.
Lang said he was open to suggestions. “We are ready to think about improvements. But that assumes that there are other ideas. But so far we’ve only heard what isn’t possible,” said the federal chairwoman in front of more than 200 delegates in the Münsterland hall.