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21 Nov 2016

“Coal exit is in the Climate Action Plan”

A coal phase-out for Germany is implied in the federal government’s Climate Action Plan 2050, environment minister Barbara Hendricks told Susanne Götze and Susanne Schwarz in an interview for “If you read the Climate Action Plan carefully, you will find that the exit from coal-fired power generation is the immanent consequence of the energy sector target. […] By 2030 – that clearly follows from the Plan – half of the coal-fired power production must have ended, compared to 2014,” said Hendricks.

Read the interview in German here.

For background read the CLEW factsheet Germany’s Climate Action Plan 2050 and the CLEW article Coal exit dispute delays Germany’s Climate Action Plan.

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