Berlin wants more from 2030 plan

The first reaction from a member of Germany's cabinet to today’s European Commission 2030 climate and energy plan suggests Europe’s biggest economic power believes there is more arguing to be done.

German environment minister Barbara Hendricks diplomatically called the EC’s package a constructive proposal that serves as a “good basis” for a decision by the European Council in March, when EU heads of state would have to approve the plan.

But she made clear that Berlin wants more than the 40% emissions cut goal and 27% EU-wide renewable energy target – not binding at a national level – that is currently on the table.

“We’ve said in Germany that there has to be an EU-internal greenhouse gas reduction target of at least 40%. On top, we need ambitious and binding targets Log in to read complete article.

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