News Digest Item
20 Nov 2018

Four of ten most air polluting companies in Europe operate coal plants in Germany - NGOs

Sandbag / Greenpeace

Environmental NGOs sandbag and Greenpeace have dubbed German utility RWE Europe's worst air polluter. “Four of the ten most toxic companies have their main coal plants in Germany: RWE, EPH, Uniper, and STEAG. This is no coincidence: Germany burns more coal than any other country in Europe and has done little to reduce air pollution from its coal plants in the last decade,” according to a press release. In response to the report, green groups urged Norway’s one trillion dollar fund to sell its small stake in RWE, according to a Reuters report.

Find the report in English here.

Read the Reuters article in English here.

For background on the ongoing negotiations about Germany’s coal phase-out, read the article Commission watch – Managing Germany’s coal phase-out.

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