Ahead of the green game

Germany

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German industry is not happy with the country’s environment minister. Following the European Union’s decision in December to launch a mandatory cross-border greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions trading market, Jürgen Trittin has set out what German firms see as unnecessarily high targets for reducing emissions.

Under the cross-border trading system – decided on by the European Union in December and the mainstay of its attempts to cut GHG emissions – companies will have the right to release a certain vo

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