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Merkel Plans Broad Emissions Levy in Last Major Climate Push

  • Panel on Friday to propose CO2 pricing for transport, heating
  • Merkel to decide new pricing policy for sectors in September
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Chancellor Angela Merkel’s plan to make it more costly to pollute in Europe’s biggest economy will take another step forward on Friday when a panel of government advisers will present fresh proposals.

In what looks likely to be her last major contribution to Germany’s climate policy before stepping down in two year’s time, Merkel has made it a priority this summer to get coalition backing for putting a price on the transport and heating industries, sectors not covered by Europe’s emissions trading scheme. Together they represent more than a third of Germany’s greenhouse gases.