|Thousands of coal miners and workers in coal-fired plants marched in Berlin on Saturday to protest a proposed levy on the oldest, most polluting power stations, saying it could lead to massive job losses and the decline of the industry in Germany. Germany is wrestling with how to safeguard its energy supply while sticking to tough goals to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 40 percent by 2020 and exit nuclear power two years after that. The government has proposed imposing penalties on old and highly polluting power plants to cut emissions from the coal sector by a further 22 million tonnes by 2020. In Berlin, a crowd estimated by police at 13,500 marched from the economy ministry to the chancellery holding placards that read, "Hands off our brown coal", and "We oppose the social blackout in our region".|
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