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2013 German Election Energy Party Profiles – Final Part 7: German Energy Politics in a European Context

The federal elections shall take place only two days from today. We conclude our series by checking whether and to what extent the competing parties agendas have clear positions on German energy politics in a European context. This covers in particular how they support the integration of the German energy market into the European market and the alignment of German energy policy with European developments.

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Germany Meets Kyoto Obligation – But Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rise by 1.6% in 2012

According to preliminary calculations, Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions increased by 1.6% in 2012, the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU) and the German Environment Agency (UBA) informed in a joint press release. Germany, however, met its obligations under the Kyoto-Protocol, lowering greenhouse gas emissions by 25.5% compared with 1990, while it would only have been obliged to lower emission by 21% on average for the period 2008 to 2012, BMU and UBA pointed out.

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German CO2 Emission in 2011 2.9% Lower Despite Nuclear Withdrawal Thanks to Weather Conditions

Despite the shutdown of eight nuclear power plants following the German energy policy shift  of 2011, CO2 emissions declined by 2.9% in 2011 compared with 2010. However, the decline was mostly due to the weather conditions, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the German Environment Agency (UBA) said in a joint press release.

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BMU/UBA: German Greenhouse Gas Emissions 25% Below 1990 Levels in 2010

Despite the economic upturn Germany is on track regarding its Kyoto Protocol obligations. Greenhouse gas emissions in 2010 were 25% below the 1990 levels (Kyoto Protocol reference year), corresponding to a decline of more than 295 million tons of CO2 per year, the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU) and the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) informed in a joint press release.

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Germany Met 2012 Kyoto Protocol Target in 2008

Germany met the emission targets for the 2008 to 2012 period under the Kyoto Protocol already in 2008, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Saftey (BMU) and the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) announced in a joint press release. Continue reading ‘Germany Met 2012 Kyoto Protocol Target in 2008’