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Germany's EID warns over higher costs resulting from unilateral EU climate goals

4:20 AM MDT | October 21, 2014 | Michael Ravenscroft

Germany’s energy-intensive industries association (BID; Berlin) has warned over higher burdens for industry as a result of unilateral, challenging climate protection goals. Utz Tillmann, an EID spokesperson and managing director, Germany’s...


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