Henneberg: More than 500 people demonstrate against Suedlink route

"We are pleased with the participation and under the given conditions very satisfied," said Jürgen Herrmann, Vice-Chairman of the Association "Thüringer agai

Henneberg: More than 500 people demonstrate against Suedlink route

"We are pleased with the participation and under the given conditions very satisfied," said Jürgen Herrmann, Vice-Chairman of the Association "Thüringer against Suedlink", the German press Agency. Overall, there have been nationwide actions to approximately 60 places. In the free state has been demonstrated in Fambach and Henneberg (Kreis Schmalkalden-Meiningen) as well as in Lindigshof, Ifta, Barchfeld and Ellen in the wartburgkreis. The path of opponents, it is not a specific course of management or the nature of their execution. "We reject the line in General," said Association chief Heiko Ißleib. Because it was in their view not necessary. "We are in favour of a decentralised energy supply." Instead of the construction of the line, the money should be invested in the production of energy on-site.

The activists also criticise that in spite of Corona limitations of the plans for the project to be driven forward. Ißleib: "Corona has now been exploited shamelessly, to the citizens, to undermine rights." For events and discussion of appointments to the project were no longer with the presence of the citizens is possible and focus instead on other communication channels has been shifted.

The route is to run from Schleswig-Holstein to Baden-Württemberg, lower Saxony, Hesse, Thuringia and Bavaria. Opponents fear that it is not only wind power from Northern to southern Germany, but also of foreign nuclear and coal power could flow. The completion of the operator for 2025 in the eye. The investment volume amounts according to the network operators Tennet and TransnetBW around ten billion euros.

dpa
Updated Date: 24 May 2020, 15:26

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