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Germany Okays Climate Program

6:21 AM MST | December 12, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

The cabinet of German chancellor Angela Merkel has approved a €3.3-billion ($4.8 billion) package of measures aimed at cutting Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2020, compared with 1990 levels. The program exceeds a European Union target to cut emissions 20% by 2020. The measures include plans to increase Germany’s consumption of energy from renewable sources from 12%-14% of the total, to 25%-30% by 2020. The German government plans to announce in May, 2008 how it intends to implement and enforce the measures. The plans have been...

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