News Digest Item
28 Jul 2017

Germany imports less hard coal as use in power generation dips

Dow Jones Newswires

Germany imported less hard coal last year and imports are set to drop again in 2017, the German Coal Importers Association said, according to a report by Dow Jones Newswires. Imports fell by 4 percent to 55.2 million tons in 2016, and will dip again this year after power generation from coal dropped nearly 3 percent in the first four months. The association rejected calls for a minimum carbon price and said that hard coal was an “ideal” back-up for fluctuating renewable energy sources.

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