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20 Dec 2017

EU energy ministers’ agreement not enough for climate protection - opinion

Frankfurter Neue Presse

The agreement by the EU member states’ energy ministers on the Union’s future energy policy is “not commensurate with the challenges of climate protection”, writes Detlef Drewes in an opinion piece in the Frankfurter Neue Presse. With the current requirements in place, the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030 would be hard to reach. Drewes also warns that “not everything that is decided by government representatives in Brussels survives the ensuing domestic parliamentary discussions”.

Read the opinion piece in German here.

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