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Balance for 2018, Four percent less greenhouse gases

especially in the hot summer and a mild Winter have ensured that Germany has produced in 2018, four percent less greenhouse gases. The objectives for the coming year are, however, unattainable.

The greenhouse gas emissions in Germany have decreased in the past year, after four years, again for the first time. The decline was 4.2 per cent, as the German Federal environment Agency announced. 2018 according to a forecast by the authority, a total of 868,7 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions were approximately 38 million tonnes less than in the previous year. Significant reductions in Emissions, there was, therefore, in the energy sector as well as households. Also in the transport sector, emissions decreased slightly.

in addition to the Expansion of Wind and solar power, the hot summer and the mild Winter made itself felt: it was heated to a less. Due to the low water in many rivers, less driven and less coal in power plants burned.

environment Minister Schulze for a binding roadmap on climate change.

targets for 2020 in the distance

the Federal environment Minister, Svenja Schulze expressed delighted over the decline of "After years of Stagnation, the CO2 emissions go back again. This is partly due to the Weather and other special effects. But it also shows that climate protection measures such as green electricity expansion, the Coal phase-out and emissions trading act."

In comparison to the year 1990, Germany has reduced, according to the report its emissions to 30.6 percent, the 40 percent reduction target for 2020 remains a distant prospect. The Federal government has set a target to reduce 2030 emissions by at least 55 percent.

to achieve this, "I explained to the design of a climate protection law with a binding timetable and clear responsibilities", the SPD politician. "This law needs to be decided in this year, as well as packages of Measures in all areas, so Germany gets back on target."

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