News Digest Item
04 May 2018

Speedy coal exit possible without risk to supply security – analysis

Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND)

Germany can take the most climate-damaging coal power stations off the grid by 2020 while also accelerating its nuclear exit without putting supply security at risk, according to an analysis by Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND). In a detailed “shutdown timetable”, the environmental NGO argues that coal power generation can be cut much more rapidly than currently under discussion. “In the first quarter of 2018, Germany exported the power production of five large power stations on average. Against this backdrop, it's surprising the new government has not agreed on a short-term shutdown of the most climate-damaging power stations,” said BUND head Hubert Weiger in a press release. “Much more is possible given the political will to do so.”

Find the press release and the analysis in German here.

For background, read the factsheets When will Germany finally ditch coal? and Coal in Germany.

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