News Digest Item
09 Jul 2018

Council of state governments (Bundesrat) wants to safeguard coal-exit financing

Spiegel Online

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.

Read a CLEW factsheet on the workings of the coal commission here.

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