Germany ‘must triple the pace of emissions cuts’

Germany missed its 2021 climate target and is on its way to missing it again in 2022 and in the following year as well. Vice-Chancellor Robert Habeck said that the country “must triple the pace of emission cuts” to reach its 2030 target. 

  • According to official figures published in December Germany has cut emissions by 40% relative to 1990, and now, it needs to cut another 25% to meet its 2030 target 
  • The government is preparing a package of legislation to be published around Easter  
  • The package includes – solar acceleration, extra space for onshore wind energy, control of electricity price, carbon contracts for difference, a review of building energy law, doubling hydrogen production 

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