Germany scrapping coal by 2038?

by Milan on January 19, 2020

in Power plants

In 2014, I posted about an article about how Germany and Japan were reverting to coal after the Fukushima disaster.

I just saw this:

Germany to phase out coal by 2038 in move away from fossil fuels

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany should shut down all of its coal-fired power plants by 2038 at the latest, a government-appointed commission said on Saturday, proposing at least 40 billion euros ($45.7 billion) in aid to regions affected by the phase-out.

2038 is awfully slow for such a toxic and climate-wrecking form of energy, but it’s good that Germany is gaining experience in phasing out fossil fuels and how to make it politically palatable

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. February 21, 2020 at 3:32 pm

Britain prepared to leave the European Union on January 31st, after the European Parliament signed off Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal. It has taken three years of political instability (and three prime ministers) to move Britain into a transition period with the eu so that the details of separation can be finalised. The focus now shifts to a trade deal, but there are clear disagreements, over regulation for example, that are unlikely to be resolved within just 11 months. See article.

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