Coal phase-out commission gets to work
After a first procedural session in June, Germany’s coal exit commission meets today to “lay the groundwork for joint understanding of the 24 experts and four heads”, writes Andreas Mihm in an article in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The commission – tasked with finding an end date for coal-fired power production while securing economic perspectives for coal workers and regions – will hear presentations on the economic situation and climate impacts of coal in Germany. Members can also draw on expertise from the European level, as today’s meeting will be kicked off with a report on the situation in the European Union, according to Mihm. The meetings of two separate working groups, one focussing on "energy economy and climate targets" and the other on "economic development and jobs in the region", will follow on 16 and 19 July. In October and November, the coal commission will hold meetings in German lignite-mining regions.
Find the article (behind paywall) in German here.
For background, read the article Commission watch – Managing Germany’s coal phase-out and the factsheets Coal in Germany and Germany’s coal exit commission.