News Digest Item
15 Dec 2016

“Climate target almost out of reach”

Süddeutsche Zeitung

The environment ministry’s new Climate Protection Report showed that the 2020 emissions reduction target of 40 percent could only be reached if the German economy collapsed, writes Michael Bauchmüller in Süddeutsche Zeitung. “In theory, the German climate target for 2020 can still be reached: The economy would need to properly collapse and the export of coal power would need to decrease significantly. Voilà, we would have 40.4 percent less greenhouse gas emissions,” writes Bauchmüller.

Read the article in German here.

For background read the CLEW article Experts call for CO2 price to retain Energiewende’s credibility.

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