Germany's goodbye to coal by 2050

Germany's goodbye to coal by 2050

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Auf Wiedersehen to coal. According to a draft document presented by the German Minister for the Environment, Germany is set to end all electrical power production from fossil fuels by 2050

Auf Wiedersehen to coal. According to a draft document presented by the German Minister for the Environment, Germany is set to end all electrical power production from fossil fuels by 2050. The report highlights the formation of a government commission tasked with examining the possible approaches to gradually eliminating caol from the German energy mix, taking into consideration to consequences that this initiative would bring about for an industry that, to date, produces roughly 40% of the national electric power. The draft document, still awaiting aspproval from Barbare Hendricks, Minister for the Environment to then move on to the Berlin government sieve, is furthermore calling for a halving of CO2 emissions by 2030, compared to 2014 levels. Pressure from the public will be a determining factor following the signing of the Cop21 agreement in Paris.