(Lucas : and forgetting they phase in back Nuclear Power)
The government in Berlin is debating ditching the use of coal, which generates almost half of Germany’s electricity, in an effort to keep cuts in carbon emissions on target.
After deciding to cut out nuclear power, Europe’s biggest economy aims to limit coal use in energy production as well.
Angela Merkel’s government is split over the issue with only weeks until her cabinet is due to present its next climate action plan on December 3.
Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks said that if Germany doesn’t reduce its use of coal, it has no chance of achieving its 2020 goal of cutting global warming carbon emissions by 40 percent to the 1990 level.