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18 May 2018

Coal commission strategy paper lowers ambition on 2030 coal emissions – report


The commission tasked with managing Germany’s coal power phase-out has softened its stance on reducing coal emissions, Silke Kersting and Klaus Stratmann write for Handelsblatt Online. An earlier version of the strategy paper said Germany must reduce coal emissions by 60 percent compared to 1990 by 2030 in order to abide by its Climate Action Plan. The latest version says “the entire energy industry” must achieve a 60 percent reduction rather than coal power alone. However, it remains unclear who will be on the commission, the article says.

Read the article in German here (paywall).

Read more on how Germany gears up for official talks on coal phase-out

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