Germany Leads in Cutting Energy Use

The German cabinet approves ambitious measures intended to slash the country's CO2 emissions. The country's energy consumption has already fallen

When it comes to tackling climate change, Germany's government seems to be making a serious effort. On Wednesday, the German cabinet signed off an ambitious package of measures, aimed at slashing the country's CO2 emissions by 40 percent relative to 1990s levels by 2020. German Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel called the package, which reflects Germany's ambition to take a lead in the fight against climate change, "the largest worldwide."

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