The German government cabinet has adopted the country’s first framework climate law and a detailed programme of measures to reach national and European targets for 2030, including a solar installation target of 98GW by 2030. Against the backdrop of climate action protests by the Extinction Rebellion movement, ministers signed off on the package in Berlin this week. It lays out the details for the general plan Chancellor Angela Merkel’s grand coalition had decided on three weeks before. Energy industry association BDEW criticised the plans as “not thought through and not coherent with the objectives of the energy transition”, while environmental NGOs said they are insufficient to reach climate targets.
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