German town claims CO2 reduction record

The German town of Pfaffenhofen in Bavaria has claimed a national first by exceeding a national goal on cutting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Whereas the government is committed to reducing national CO2 levels 25% from 1990 to 2005, Pfaffenhofen has already achieved a 32% cut, according to the national environment agency. The key factor has been a new wood-chip fueled power station, which replaced other generating capacity. The agency described Pfaffenhofen's use of biomass energy as "an example to other municipalities". See German environment agency statement.

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