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Germany on the brink of 95% emission reductions target

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Creative Commons: Greg Men, 2009

Germany could soon be a step closer to implementing the December’s historic Paris climate agreement with reports it is mulling a target to reduce emissions 95% on 1990 levels by 2050.

Europe’s economic powerhouse joined others this month in calling for more ambitious emission reduction targets in light of the agreement, and a 95% target would add greater momentum to this call.

A leader in clean energy – with nearly 33% of power demand met with renewables last year – Germany’s latest plan would still be a “mammoth task” that would leave “no sector… excluded.

Eyes will now be on the German government to see its promise through by moving past  dirty energy – namely coal – in favour of a cleaner energy future.

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