Lignite phase-out missed for the time being

Lignite phase-out missed for now

Janschwalde opencast lignite mine with the janschwalde power plant. Image: hanno bock/cc0

The energy and climate newsreel: energy policy review and outlook

Warnings that germany will miss its climate targets for 2020 have been sounding since before yesterday. The german government’s climate protection report for 2015 on the action program 2020 confirms this amption, even if it is not explicitly formulated as follows. Germany has set itself the goal of reducing its co2 emissions by 40 percent compared with the base year 1990. By 2015, 27 percent of this had been achieved.

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