Germany's coalition negotiators agree treaty, promise coal exit date
Germany's would-be governing coalition partners have concluded a treaty that is likely to result in a final deadline for coal-fired power production in Germany. The agreement reached after weeks of intensive talks largely confirms the most important energy and climate policy positions of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives (CDU/CSU) and the Social Democrats (SPD) that emerged a few days earlier. However, the deal can still be scrapped by the SPD's members, who will have the final say on the treaty in a vote expected in early March.
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See a CLEW factsheet on the on the treaty's contents on energy, climate and transport here.