Environmental body objects to Uniper FSRU in Wilhelmshaven


Environmental Action Germany (DUH) has submitted an objection to Uniper’s floating LNG terminal ship (FSRU) in Wilhelmshaven.

Uniper’s application to operate the terminal ship Höegh Esperanza for an unlimited period of time “weighs the heaviest,” according to DUH.

It states, “This contradicts the climate goals of the Federal Climate Protection Act and counteracts the announcement by Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck that he wants to operate the FSRU for a maximum of ten years. The effects on the global climate were not even roughly considered in the previous procedure.”

The FSRU is the latest in a string of developments that aim to safeguard Germany’s energy independence quickly, as it replaces Russia’s gas. Uniper’s LNG terminal will handle 7.5bcm of natural gas per year, around 8.5% of Germany’s current gas demand.

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