German greenhouse gases rose in 2012

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Germany saw increased emissions in greenhouse gases last year due to more coal and gas usage while the country seeks to develop its renewable energy sources, officials said Monday.

Germany, which has committed to phase out nuclear power, emitted the equivalent of around 931 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2012, or 14 million tonnes more than a year earlier, the federal environment agency said.

“Greenhouse gas emissions in Germany increased slightly in 2012 by 1.6 percent,” it said in a written statement.

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