Chancellor Scholz said that he himself was not a role model when it came to CO2 emissions. However, he also rejects a speed limit on German autobahns.
Chancellor Olaf Scholz has ruled out a speed limit to deal with the energy and climate crisis. “This government has not agreed on that and that is why it will not come,” said the SPD politician on Sunday in a citizen question format before the summer interview of the ARD “Report from Berlin”.
When asked about possible personal measures in the fight against climate change, the Chancellor said: “That’s a question that always makes me a little uncomfortable.” Of course, he could say that he made sure that his electricity supplier supplied him with CO2-neutral electricity. But the truth for him as chancellor is that his carbon footprint is “terrible”.
Scholz referred, among other things, to flights all over the world in government aircraft and the summit marathon of the past few days. “And I think you shouldn’t beat around the bush and pretend that you’re really someone who is very exemplary when it comes to CO2 emissions.”