- German CO2 emissions rise in 2015 despite renewables surge.
Germany’s CO2 emissions have inched up in 2015 despite a rapidly increasing share of renewables in electricity production, according to first calculations by energy market research group AG Energiebilanzen.
The main cause for the year-on-year rise were cooler temperatures compared to 2014.
The rise frustrates hopes Germany’s Energiewende has already put the country's emissions on a faster downward trend.
Because Germany’s own ambitious climate targets for 2020 are already in danger, the new figures put pressure on the government to follow-through with its near-term climate action plan.Wow, colder weather ... colder weather ... caused a rise in carbon emissions in Germany despite all that renewable energy.
I can't make this stuff up.
Meanwhile, the US continues to reduce it carbon emissions. For what it's worth. I could / could not care less about carbon emissions.