Germany set to remove green power hurdles at next cabinet meeting

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Germany is set to seal deals to remove two stumbling blocks to Berlin hitting its target for green energy to reach 65% of production by 2030, documents seen by Reuters on Friday show.
FILE PHOTO: A general view shows the village of Wolpertshausen near Schwaebisch Hall, Germany, March 18, 2016. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

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Chancellor Angela Merkel's government has made renewable energy a pillar of Germany's post-coronavirus economic recovery plans and Berlin is stepping up the pace ahead of the country's parliamentary summer break and its European Union presidency.

A draft of an addendum to a law on energy in buildings shows the removal of a solar capacity cap of 52 gigawatts (GW) and a general rule to build wind turbines 1,000 meters away from homes are set to be passed at a June 18 cabinet meeting.

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