“On climate change, even states in forefront are falling short”
The decarbonisation of supposed green pioneers like California and Germany is too slow to meet Paris climate targets, Eduardo Porter writes in the New York Times. Despite a substantial increase in German renewable capacity, generation barely rose last year and total carbon emissions from energy went up. In winter, renewable power production falls to a fraction of demand, and would still do so if its capacity tripled, writes Porter. It will be hard to halt climate change without nuclear energy, he argues.
Read the article in English here.