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Germany must spread cost of energy shift fairly: IEA

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The International Energy Agency said Friday that Germany must shield its consumers from paying too much of the cost of its ambitious switch from nuclear power and fossil fuels toward renewable energy. 

Lightning illuminates the sky over a wind farm near the German city of Jacobsdorf, on May 9, 2013

The IEA also said Europe's biggest economy should make greater use of natural gas to smoothe the transition and reduce the use of coal to meet its carbon reduction targets to combat climate change.

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