“The Paris climate targets can also be met with coal”
Germany will be able to fulfil its Paris Climate Agreement obligations as well as the EU’s 2030 climate targets with a continued use of coal-fired power production, trade union IG BCE’s head Michael Vassiliadis said in an interview with Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten. “This is not a problem at all,” Vassiliadis said. He said that proponents of a coal exit did not specify how Germany would bridge the supply gap after the nuclear exit in 2022. Because of this gap, any talk about a coal exit was “a virtual debate” and “reality will catch up with us in five years’ time”, said Vassiliadis.