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18 Jun 2018

German environment minister puts pressure on industry to reduce emissions


German environment minister Svenja Schulze has called on the country’s energy-intensive industries to present plans to reduce their carbon emissions, Handelsblatt reports. At a meeting in early July, the Social Democrat (SPD) will meet representatives of the chemical, steel and metal industries to discuss how companies can be incentivised to reduce their CO2 output. The environment ministry will financially support companies willing to invest in more efficient technology with a programme called “Decarbonisation in the industry sector”, scheduled to begin in 2020 at the latest.

See the CLEW dossier The energy transition’s effect on the economy for background.

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