News Digest Item
20 Oct 2017

City of Berlin adopts law to exit coal power by 2030

dpa / Handelsblatt

The city of Berlin has decided to exit coal power generation by 2030 to protect the climate. The state coalition of Social Democrats (SPD), the Left Party, and the Greens has passed a corresponding law, according to a news report by press agency dpa carried by Handelsblatt. The city has already stopped using brown coal for power production a few months ago, but it still operates three hard coal power plants. “Coal must be reserved for BBQs in Berlin”, commented the Greens’ climate spokesperson, Georg Kössler.
According to the Berlin daily taz, the new emission limits could lead to an even earlier coal phase-out.

Read the report in German here.

For background, read the CLEW factsheet When will Germany finally ditch coal?

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