News Digest Item
30 May 2018

Launch of coal exit commission postponed for third time

Clean Energy Wire

The government has postponed at the last minute the official start of the phase-out commission for the third time. The official launch was removed from the cabinet agenda only hours before the meeting was due to start. The coal commission – officially called “Special Commission on Growth, Structural Economic Change and Employment” – is supposed to bring policymakers, industry representatives, labour unions and possibly environmental NGOs to the table to decide on a roadmap and a clear end date for coal-fired power production.

Find plenty of background in the article Germany gears up for official talks on coal phase-out.

Please note: The Clean Energy Wire will publish an article on this topic shortly.

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