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22 Sep 2017

Factbox on German election implications for energy sectors

S&P Global Platts

While the current government coalition has largely shielded the coal industry, any coalition involving The Greens would at least start the process of phasing out coal as a power source, according to an election overview by energy news provider S&P Global Platts. The Greens have made a timetable for closing the 20 most-polluting coal-fired electricity plants a condition for joining a government coalition, "which would grate with the liberal FDP, which generally opposes state intervention.”

Read the factsheet in English here.

Find plenty of background on the elections in the dossier Energy and climate policy in Germany's election.

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