News Digest Item
01 Mar 2017

“Dispute about coal exit”


Mining Union IG BCE has rejected the Green Party’s proposal for a lignite phase-out, report Silke Kersting and Frank Specht in Handelsblatt. It did not do justice to the topic to “simply view it from the perspective of campaign planning for the upcoming state and federal elections,” wrote union head Michael Vassiliadis in a letter to the Green Party, which was seen by Handelsblatt. He added a similar commission was already proposed in the federal government’s Climate Action Plan 2050.

Read the article (behind paywall) in German here.

Also read the CLEW factsheets When will Germany finally ditch coal? and Germany’s Climate Action Plan 2050.

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