“Coal fuels heat wave” – Greenpeace
With anti-coal protests in the state of Saxony, environmental NGO Greenpeace says that the German government’s policy on coal fuels weather extremes. “The current heat wave is a taste of what awaits us if the CO₂ emissions are not decreased fast,” said Jannes Stoppel, climate expert at the NGO, in a press release. Greenpeace calls for a socially responsible coal exit by 2030.
Read the press release in German here.
For background, read the article Commission watch – Managing Germany’s coal phase-out and the factsheets Coal in Germany and Germany’s coal exit commission.