In a “decisive year” 2018, the next German government must determine the course for the country’s exit from coal-fired power generation, and deal with the looming failure to reach its 2020 greenhouse gas reduction target, writes Frank-Thomas Wenzel in the Frankfurter Rundschau. However, resistance from IG BCE, the trade union for mining, chemicals and energy industries, and politicians in Germany’s coal regions will make the “struggle over coal” rather difficult, writes Wenzel.
Read the article in German here.
For background, read the CLEW article Germany set to widely miss climate targets, env ministry warns and the factsheets When will Germany finally ditch coal? and Coal in Germany.