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Demands for ban on combustion engine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has voiced support for the idea of banning cars with internal combustion engines sometime in the future.
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Climate protection through a coal phase-out

A immediate start to phasing power will help Germany to reach its threatened climate target to reduce emissions by 40 per cent by 2020.
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Renewables to be subsidy free

Almost 90 per cent of new power in Europe came from renewable sources in 2016. For the first time windfarms accounted for more than half of the capacity installed.
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The mining curse that haunts lignite towns

Lignite is no longer the cash cow it used to be. Local communities in Germany are now struggling with fewer jobs, lost tax revenues and environmentally degraded land.
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Trucks and buses cleaner than diesel cars

The research group International Council for Clean Transportation (ICCT), reports that heavy-duty vehicles (mainly buses and trucks) tested in Germany and Finland emitted on average ..
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High emissions from chainsaws and trimmers

Tests organised by the German environmentalist group Deutsche UmweltHilfe (DUH) show that 18 of the 24 tested chainsaws and trimmers significantly exceed the EU standards ..
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