“The Kaiser has no clothes”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is the “de facto leader of the global green caucus” after US President Donald Trump decided to pull out of the Paris Agreement, writes Jamie Horgan in a blog article for The American Interest. But with the nuclear phase-out and an intensive use of coal for power production, German emissions rose last year, while US emissions fell three percent. “Words matter, but so do numbers, and the data tells us that lately — whatever Trump is trumpeting — the United States is doing more to combat climate change than Germany,” writes Horgan.
Read the article in English here.
For background, read the CLEW dossier The energy transition and climate change.