Merkel may have promised too much in carbon pollution fight

In the wake of the German election, analysts believe Merkel's promise to reduce CO2 emissions by 40 percent in 2020 will probably not hold.
Photo: /ritzau/AP/Gero Breloer
Photo: /ritzau/AP/Gero Breloer

As German Chancellor Angela Merkel embarks on coalition talks to bed down her fourth term in office, a promise made shortly before her re-election may come back to haunt her.

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