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19 Dec 2017

World will use coal for some time and Germany should research CCU technologies - opinion

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) report Coal 2017 shows that the world will continue to be “addicted” to coal for its energy supply for the coming years- Germany’s contribution to climate protection should be researching and testing new carbon capture and utilisation technologies, writes Andreas Mihm in an opinion piece in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. “Yes, Germany must exit coal, but by being level-headed and not overhasty,” writes Mihm. It was a mistake for Germany to forbid the export of highly modern coal power plants, as other countries now constructed often less efficient ones, writes Mihm.

Find background in the CLEW factsheets When will Germany finally ditch coal? and Coal in Germany.

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