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Germany's Environment Minister Peter Altmaier, Lower Saxony federal state premier David McAllister and entrepreneur Edwin Kohl (L-R) pose as they unveil a wooden wind power plant tower in Hanover December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen

Germany's Environment Minister Peter Altmaier, Lower Saxony federal state premier David McAllister and entrepreneur Edwin Kohl (L-R) pose as they unveil a wooden wind power plant tower in Hanover December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen

Germany's Environment Minister Peter Altmaier, Lower Saxony federal state premier David McAllister and entrepreneur Edwin Kohl (L-R) pose as they unveil a wooden wind power plant tower in Hanover December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen
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Wind generators produce energy in front of the Niederaussem coal power plant of RWE Power, one of Europe's biggest electricity and gas companies, in Rheidt, north-west of Cologne October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Wind generators produce energy in front of the Niederaussem coal power plant of RWE Power, one of Europe's biggest electricity and gas companies, in Rheidt, north-west of Cologne October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Wind generators produce energy in front of the Niederaussem coal power plant of RWE Power, one of Europe's biggest electricity and gas companies, in Rheidt, north-west of Cologne October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
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