Germany to double renewables share by 2020: document

BERLIN Mon May 30, 2011 5:59am EDT

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BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany plans to double the share of renewable energy in power production to 35 percent by 2020 and its goal of reducing greenhouse by 40 percent in the same timeframe remains in place, according to a government paper.

The paper, obtained by Reuters on Monday, sets out the strategy for securing energy supplies as it exits nuclear power by 2022. It also said Germany planned to cut electricity usage by 10 percent by 2020.

(Reporting by Markus Wacket and Annika Breidthardt)

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