Vice President of the German Bundestag Katrin Göring-Eckardt Learns About the Koehler Group’s Climate Strategy at the Company’s Greiz Site

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Katrin Göring-Eckardt (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen), Vice President of the German Bundestag and member of the Bundestag for Thuringia, visited the Koehler Group at its Greiz site to learn about the company’s Climate Strategy. She also gained an overview of the consequences of the planned changes to the Thuringian Forestry Law during her visit.

Koehler’s First Wind Farm in Germany Successfully Commissioned

The family business, which employs around 2,500 people worldwide, has been investing in renewable energy for over ten years already. With Koehler committing to generate more energy from renewable sources with its own facilities than it consumes producing paper by 2030 at the latest, the group is making a decisive contribution to the energy revolution. In February of this year, the Koehler Group successfully commissioned its first wind farm in Germany—several wind turbines in Scotland have already been operating successfully for a number of years.

Obstacles to Local Wind Farm Projects in Thuringia

The Koehler Group has been involved with wind farm projects in the immediate vicinity of the Greiz site in Thuringia for some time now. Designating and obtaining approval for potential areas for further wind turbines are among the obstacles faced at Koehler Paper's Greiz site. Generating local green electricity is essential for securing the location's long-term future.

Vice President Welcomes the Koehler Group’s Ambitious Climate Strategy

The Vice President of the German Bundestag Katrin Göring-Eckardt seemed impressed on her visit to Greiz. The Koehler Group is a great example of how sustainability and profitability can go hand in hand. Koehler is making a huge contribution to climate neutrality in Germany and providing an impressive example of how even energy-intensive companies can tackle this transition successfully. Converting the power plant at Koehler’s site in Thuringia to fine wood fraction will save more than 24,000 metric tonnes of CO2 per year, and represents another step towards achieving the goals set out in the Koehler Group’s Climate Strategy.