Germany agrees plan to phase out coal power by 2038

By BBC News The German government and regional leaders have agreed on a plan to phase out coal-fired power stations by 2038, involving compensation of about €40bn (£34bn; $45bn). The end date for burning brown coal (lignite) – the dirtiest type of coal – could be brought forward to 2035, depending on the progress made. Germany has more than 250,000 workers in renewable energy sectors – far more than in the coal industry. Coal is a big driver of global warming. The €40bn compensation will target four German states which have lignite mines and coal-fired power plants: Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia and Brandenburg…. …read more

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