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16 Mar 2018

Germany can’t make progress on climate protection without coal exit – Greenpeace commentary


The stagnation in Germany’s CO2 emissions in 2017 suggested by AGEB data implies that Germany has lost another year in the fight against climate change, according to Greenpeace. “The disastrous record underlines what has been evident for so long: Without a coal exit, Germany won’t make any progress on climate protection,” said Greenpeace climate expert Karsten Smid in a statement. He called on the new ministers Peter Altmaier (economy and energy) and Svenja Schulze (environment) to push for a coal exit, arguing they should start this year by throttling down the use of lignite plants.

Find background in the CLEW articles New German environment minister faces steep uphill battle on climate and Merkel puts long-time confidant in charge of energy transition.

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