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The energy sector should save a particularly large amount of CO₂ by 2030


After the defeat at the Federal Constitutional Court, the federal government wants to improve it with a new climate protection law. The draft shows which sectors should achieve a lot.

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Jänschwalde lignite power plant in Brandenburg

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In the course of the amendment to the Climate Protection Act, the energy sector should make a particularly large contribution to achieving the climate targets.

By 2030, the area should save a good third more CO₂ than previously planned.

This is based on the draft that SPIEGEL has received.

Instead of 175 million tons, it should only be allowed to emit 108 million tons.

The industry has to do about 15 percent more - 119 instead of 140 million tons.

The transport sector has to save a good ten percent.

However, all sector targets are provisional, as decisions are still pending at EU level that are likely to influence the targets.

Minus 65 percent by 2030

The climate law is to be passed in the cabinet on Wednesday.

It stipulates that Germany will have to cut 65 percent greenhouse gases by 2030 compared to 1990.

So far, 55 percent were planned.

40 percent has currently been achieved.

The Federal Constitutional Court had criticized the climate law of 2019 as inadequate and demanded a reform by the end of 2022.

The goals had to be adapted to new EU requirements anyway.

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Source: spiegel

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