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Merkel commits a renewable energy economy in major policy speech

In her first major address to the Bundestag since winning a third term in office, German Chancellor Angela Merkel underlined Germany's commitment to a gradual shift to an economy powered 80 percent by renewable energy supplies by 2050, but said the shift must be kept affordable for consumers and industry. She also criticized NSA spying on US allies and said it should stop.

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