Plunge in cost of pollution is hindering a key green ambition

Emissions rise from cooling towers at the Jaenschwalde lignite fired power plant, operated by Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG (LEAG), at night in Peitz, Germany, on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. Policies being hammered out in Germany to slash carbon emissions may cost 40 billion euros ($44 billion) over the next four years, underscoring the wide scope of Chancellor Angela Merkel's plans to boost climate protection. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg
Emissions rise from cooling towers at the Jaenschwalde lignite fired power plant, operated by Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG (LEAG), at night in Peitz, Germany, on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. Policies being hammered out in Germany to slash carbon emissions may cost 40 billion euros ($44 billion) over the next four years, underscoring the wide scope of Chancellor Angela Merkel's plans to boost climate protection. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

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