New govt climate report ups pressure on Germany’s coal commission
A new government report detailing Germany’s failure at emissions reductions increases the pressure on the country’s coal commission to agree on a speedy phase-out plan. Germany remains set to widely miss its self-imposed 2020 emission reduction target, according to a draft of the government’s Climate Protection Report, which was leaked to the press and seen by the Clean Energy Wire. Current trends point to an emission cut of only 32 percent by 2020 compared to 1990 – in contrast to the official target of a 40 percent reduction, the report states, echoing earlier ministry estimates. Work in the coal commission enters a critical point for climate protection this week as members focus on a concrete proposal on how to exit the particularly climate-damaging fuel.
For background, read the article Germany on track to widely miss 2020 climate target – government.
Pleas note: The Clean Energy Wire will publish an article on this topic later today.