12 Feb 2019, 12:53
Sören Amelang

The end of coal in Germany could come more quickly than you think - op-ed

Financial Times

Environmental NGOs have criticised the German Coal Commission’s proposal to phase out coal use by 2038 as too slow, but the process could happen a lot faster than that, Nick Butler says in a op-ed for the Financial Times. “What the critics have missed is the power of expectations,” Butler writes, calling the commission’s report a “death sentence” for the coal industry that will discourage further investment and could bring an end to coal use sooner than its authors predict.

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