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Germany to Triple Speed of Emissions Cuts After Missed Targets

  • New government seeks to address ‘drastic deficit’ on climate
  • Emissions goals probably will be missed this year and next
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Germany’s new government pledged to slash harmful emissions and speed up expansion of renewables after two years of missed targets called into question the country’s ability to meet its climate goals.

Germany has a “drastic deficit” when it comes to tackling global warming and will likely miss its targets again both this year and next as it strives for climate neutrality by 2045, Economy Minister Robert Habeck, who is a co-leader of the Greens, said Tuesday in Berlin.