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German Climate Goals Need ‘Massive’ Cut in Industry CO2 by 2030

May 11, 2021, 12:00 PM

German industry will need to swiftly implement a “massive” reduction in greenhouse-gas emissions to conform with targets in the ruling coalition’s new climate protection law.

According to a draft seen by Bloomberg, industry will need to cut annual CO2 emissions to 118 million tons by 2030, from 186 million tons last year, as Germany seeks to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045. The energy sector’s target is even more ambitious, with a requirement to slash emissions to 108 million tons from 280 million tons.

“In the industrial sector, the indicated reductions can only be achieved with massive decarbonization of industrial plants ...