Resurgence of coal jeopardizes German climate targets

Despite lower energy consumption and a record year for renewables, Germany failed to meet its climate targets last year, according to a study by the think tank Agora Energiewende. Emissions stagnated at 761 million metric tons of CO2 compared to the previous year. The target of a 40 percent reduction compared to 1990 was missed by one percentage point. As a result of the Ukraine war, coal consumption increased, which canceled out emission reduction successes. The transport and construction sectors had also missed their climate targets.

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