News Digest Item
27 Jun 2018

German coal exit plan should come coupled with plan for 100 percent renewables – lobby group

Renewable Energy Federation

The German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE) says the country’s coal exit plan should be accompanied by a plan to achieve 100 percent renewable energy supply. “Only planning security for industry can lay the foundations for investments” and prevent economic hardship in the affected regions, the BEE says in a press release. The lobby group argues that a quick coal exit is necessary for Germany to reach its climate goals and lower the grid costs, as bottlenecks arising from “inflexible” conventional power plants continue to clog the power lines. The BEE reiterated its call for a carbon floor price as the best way to make the country’s coal exit efficient.

Find the press release in German here.

See the CLEW factsheet on Germany’s coal exit commission and the article Gore says Germany faces historic step as coal commission starts work for more information.

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