“Roadmap for a coal exit”
The Green parliamentary group in the federal parliament (Bundestag) approved a resolution on a timetable for a coal-exit in Germany at its new year’s meeting in Weimar. “With the step-by-step, economically and socially compatible coal exit, we as the Green Group in the Bundestag want to create planning security,” says the resolution. “We are aware that a coal phase-out is a turning point.” The timetable includes these steps:
- starting the public dialogue on Germany’s coal exit in the coming months
- bring about a binding Bundestag decision introducing the end of coal-fired power generation
- creating a coal exit commission
- prohibiting new open pit mines
- introducing CO₂ budgets for fossil power plants
- organising the structural change
- strengthening the EU ETS
The resolution is meant as a guideline for the federal election campaign and possible coalition negotiations.
Read the resolution in German here.
For background see the CLEW factsheet When will Germany finally ditch coal?