News Digest Item
15 Nov 2017

“Carbon haven”


Germany’s 2020 climate protection target is likely to fail due to the country’s “addiction to coal”, according to an analysis by British climate NGO Sandbag. Sandbag argues that Germany’s vast electricity exports allowed for a reduction of its coal capacity of at least 7 gigawatts (GW).

Read the illustrated report in English here.

See the CLEW article Germany’s aspiring coalition parties disagree over coal exit speed and the CLEW factsheet Coal in Germany.

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