Interesting Place # 94 - Germany

According to the Suddeutsche Zeitung, between 1990 and 2008 Germany reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 22.4%.

(Unfortunately the German coal industry is exempt from requirements under the EU internal emission trading system. Claudia Kemfert, an energy professor at the German Institute for Economic Research in Berlin said, "For all its support for a clean environment and the Kyoto Protocol, the cabinet decision is very disappointing." Which is a bit of an understatement.)