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The business coalition in Germany for a few weeks with the participation of ecologists has set ambitious objectives for development renewable energies. The responsibility minister did the point on Tuesday, January 11th, and explained how he intends to achieve these goals.

with our correspondent in Berlin, Pascal Thibaut

The fight against global warming forces many countries to develop their efforts to reduce their harmful emissions. The new German government is no exception.

Even if the challenge is colossal, the German minister wants to believe it. Two legislative packages must be adopted this year to shorten deadlines, simplify procedures and develop incentives. Among these projects, 2% of the country's area must be devoted to the wind and the installation of solar panels must be accelerated.

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A "gigantic" Challenge

At the end of the decade, Germany wants to have reduces its CO2 emissions of two-thirds compared to the 1990 reference year. "What we expect is mega-ambitious but achievable ", Estimates the new" super-minister "of the Robert Habeck economy and climate that faces a challenge he himself" gigantic ".

In thirty years, Germany has developed renewable energies that now provide 42% of electrical production. But the country must, in eight years, by 2030, doubling this part. A bet that is impossible.

Especially since the ecologist Robert Habeck accumulates the difficulties. The percentage of renewable energies has declined for the first time since 25 years last year, emissions are released on the rise and 2022 and 2023 will not be good crus for climate. Not to mention that the development of new technologies will increase the electricity needs of Germany while the last nuclear power plant stops at the end of the year.

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