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Merkel Coalition Weighs Big Increase in Onshore Wind and Solar

  • German cabinet revamping climate policy to meet 2030 CO2 goal
  • Both onshore wind and solar to spearhead clean power plans
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Chancellor Angela Merkel’s sweeping plans to cut carbon pollution to meet international climate pledges includes moves to ramp up onshore wind and solar power, according to a draft proposal from her coalition.

Merkel’s cabinet is expected to reach Friday a preliminary climate agreement in Berlin on how to cut emissions across the economy. It will also reaffirm a goal to bump up green electricity’s share to 65% of the nation’s power mix by 2030, from about 40% today. The moves will result in a big jump in onshore wind and solar, the draft showed.