Climate policies unveiled by Germany’s new coalition government underscored the challenges ahead for the Greens, who won the most governing power ever with support from voters demanding more action to slow global warming. The deal ramped up efforts — already among the most ambitious in the world — to slash greenhouse gas emissions with a faster coal exit, more renewables and a carbon price floor. But the Greens also made a major compromise: construction of gas-fired plants will be accelerated to ease the transition away from coal. That means increasing reliance on a fossil fuel that’s prone to leaking methane, a super-warming greenhouse gas . Germany’s new leaders didn’t raise the target for cutting emissions — set at a 65% reduction by 2030 from 1990 levels — though they said that the new measures will exceed the goal. The country needs to cut pollution by at least 70% by […]