Speedy coal exit would affect RWE most
Should the next German government decide on a speedy exit from coal-fired power generation, no company would be affected as much as German utility RWE, Europe’s largest CO₂ emitter, writes Jürgen Flauger in Handelsblatt. RWE is in a better financial situation than last year. “RWE’s situation has improved significantly. […] In the end, we will have a clearly positive net result [in 2017],” said the company’s Chief Financial Officer Markus Krebber. However, a coal exit would worsen the company’s outlook, writes Flauger. “Exiting nuclear power and coal power at the same time brings high risks – for supply security and power prices,” Krebber told Handelsblatt.
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