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22 Dec 2017

Pressure on Germany grows as international alliance to phase out coal gathers steam


An accelerated drive to phase out coal both in Europe and internationally – fuelled by the Powering Past Coal Alliance (PPCA) and the emergence of the European Commission’s Coal Regions in Transition Platform – puts additional pressure on the EU’s largest coal user, Germany, to follow suit, writes the climate think tank E3G in a paper. “The increasing momentum around the Alliance [PPCA] now sees Germany standing as a laggard on coal, but increasingly on climate policy more generally," write the authors.

Find the paper in English here.

Find background in the CLEW factsheets When will Germany finally ditch coal? and Coal in Germany.

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