Germany has been given €25.6 billion by the European Union and has to use a large part of this money to become more sustainable. However, the country is still home to some of the most polluting power plants in the European Union. Aafke Eppinga visited Lützerath, a village close to the Neurath coal plant – the second biggest polluter in Europe in 2020 – and as she writes in one of her articles: “the reality of ‘Germany, the land of hydrogen’ still seems a long way off.” The green transition has to start somewhere, so what are the plans to make it happen? Read more about what Germany is doing in our stories below.
How much did Germany emit in 2019?
Greenhouse gas emissions per capita in the EU
More greenhouse gas emissions per capita than the EU average
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