German cabinet signs coal phase-out bill

By |januar 30th, 2020|brown coal, coal, coal phase-out, coal-fired power stations, German Coal Comission, Germany, lignite, News, Peter Altmaier, RWE, structural change, transition|

The German federal cabinet signed off the coal phase-out bill on Wednesday (29 January). It contains exact dates for the shutdown of lignite-fired power plants, as well as compensation payments for lost earnings worth billions. Although it still needs ...

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Merkel, state leaders agree terms of brown coal exit

By |januar 16th, 2020|air quality, brown coal, Germany, News|

Germany has reached an agreement with the regions most affected by a plan to phase out the use of brown coal, or lignite, for its power plants by providing about 40 billion euros ($45 billion) in aid, a document reviewed by Reuters showed.

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Germany’s coal phase-out bill to be ready by end 2019

By |julij 5th, 2019|brown coal, CO2, coal phase-out, coal power, energy, German "coal commission", Germany, News, power plant|

The federal economic ministry has followed the German coal commission's recommendation by preparing a draft bill to phase-out coal power generation. However, things are going too slowly, according to the Greens. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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What’s in the German coal commission’s final report?

By |januar 28th, 2019|brown coal, Energiewende, energy policy, Energy transition, Kohleausstieg, Kohlekommission, News, phasing out coal|

With negotiations having lasted eight months and the outcome already postponed once, the German Commission on Growth, Structural Change and Employment (the so-called “coal commission”), has presented its final report. What's in it? EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Energy expert: On climate protection, Germany has become a brakesman  

By |junij 20th, 2018|brown coal, climate policy, Energy transition, Germany, News|

While some countries, such as Great Britain, have exited brown coal some time ago, Germany is still struggling. This year, the new coal commission is meant to develop first plans for structural changes. However, the country is no longer a pioneer of climate protection in the EU, Arne Jungjohann tells EURACTIV Germany.

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