In moves to meet its Paris Agreement obligations, Germany is investing massively in renewable energy. At the same time, power plants running on coal continue to emit huge amounts of CO2 in some parts of the country.
With German federal elections fast approaching, DW asked Niklas Höhne of NewClimate Institute why climate change isn't exciting voters and where the different parties stand on environmental issues.
Germany's Greens have said the 20 dirtiest coal-fired power plants must be shut if they form coalition with Merkel. Polls indicate the Greens could be part of a three party coalition.
The chancellor has fought for international climate agreements but critics say she has let industry profits win out at home. What will another four years of Merkel mean for Germany's battle against carbon emissions?
Sunday's election result means Chancellor Angela Merkel needs the Green party in her coalition in order to govern. What will it mean for the country's environment and climate policy?
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