31 Jan 2019, 13:25
Julian Wettengel

Germany set to have “world’s dumbest energy policy” - opinion

Wall Street Journal

Germany is set to have the “world’s dumbest energy policy” after the coal exit commission recommended to end coal-fired power generation by 2038, writes the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) in an editorial. “Having wasted uncountable billions of euros on renewables and inflicted some of Europe’s highest energy prices on German households and businesses, now Berlin is promising to kill the one reliable power source Germany has left,” the WSJ writes.

In its final report, Germany’s coal exit commission, made up of representatives from industry, unions, environmental NGOs and research, lays out a coal phase-out path, ending coal-fired power generation by 2038 at the latest. The federal government and parliament must now examine the proposal and decide how to implement it.

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