Council of state governments (Bundesrat) wants to safeguard coal-exit financing
The federal council of state governments (Bundesrat) has urged the government to include the financial aspects of a coal exit in the so-called coal commission talks. The house voted by a small minority to include a separate cost analysis and concept on how assets could be reserved independently from the well-being of mine- and power plant operators, Stefan Schulz reports for Spiegel Online. The Bundesrat reasoned that such steps were necessary to avoid that the bill for renaturating and removal of coal-related interventions being footed by taxpayers.
Read the article in German here.