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26 Jan 2018

Despite a drop in coal use, the UK is not a better climate protection role model than Germany - blog

In contrast to Germany, coal use and emissions have fallen quickly in the UK, following the introduction of a carbon floor price, writes Craig Morris in a blog on “Like Germany, the UK has made too little progress outside the power sector,” according to Morris. “The British have already picked their low-hanging fruit, while Germany’s are still on the branch.” Because a coal phase-out will begin in Germany with or without an official policy in the 2020s, emissions are likely to drop faster than in the UK in the future, writes Morris.

Read the blog in English here.

Find background in the factsheet When will Germany finally ditch coal?

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