News Digest Item
15 Oct 2018

Germany worst-performing western G7 nation in coal exit ranking


When it comes to progress in phasing out carbon-intensive coal from the national power mix, Germany is the worst performing western country in the industrialised nations’ G7 club, only trailed by Japan but outperformed by the US and its pro-coal administration, climate NGO E3G has found in its annual ranking of the G7 club’s climate action performance. “Our review of the coal phase-out debate in Germany highlights that it scores poorly due to entrenched opposition from major utility companies and coal sector interests,” the NGO says in a press release, adding that “years of denial and delay” on coal now ensued in a hasty and difficult phase-out preparation that Germany’s coal exit commission has to carry out.

Read the press release in English here.

See CLEW’s Commission watch for updates on Germany’s coal exit commission.

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