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23 Jul 2018

Coal use in Germany must end soon – env group

World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF)

Germany needs to rapidly and decisively reduce its coal-fired power generation capacity by roughly 50 percent to meet its 2020 emissions reduction target, writes the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) in a letter addressed to economy minister Peter Altmaier. Since the launch of the coal exit commission in June, ten thousand German citizens have filled out postcards calling for Germany’s climate policy to be aligned with the Paris Agreement, according to WWF. Germany should introduce a minimum carbon price in the power sector, and ensure that it meets its 2030 renewable energy expansion goal by introducing special auctions “as soon as possible,” the WWF writes.

Read the letter in German here.

For background, read the factsheet on Germany’s coal exit commission here, running updates on the commission’s work here, and the article Energy minister rejects idea of changing fees and taxes on energy.

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