“German climate targets unattainable – because of coal”
German power plant operators would likely not be overburdened by a partial coal exit aimed at meeting the country’s climate targets, but emissions would shift to neighbouring countries, according to a new study by British consultancy Aurora Energy Research. A summary of the study seen by Clean Energy Wire suggests that under current policies Germany is set to miss its climate targets for 2030. Titled "Closing the emissions gap: Germany’s 2030 climate policy options in the power sector" the study examines three different scenarios that would allow Germany to meet its targets: a coal exit by 2040; a regional CO2-floor price for a selected group of ambitious countries; and the focused development of cogeneration power plants.
Read an article on the study in WirtschaftsWoche in German here.