VW boss says no to coal, yes to Fridays for Future

Politico (EU) | Feb 14, 2020 at 1:35 PM
  • Volkswagen will close two coal-fired power plants near its headquarters and is pushing policymakers to accelerate the phasing out of coal, CEO Herbert Diess said Friday while also throwing his support behind the student protest movement Fridays for Future.
  • The car boss was announcing a plan to switch two coal plants for gas turbines at its Wolfsburg headquarters in northern Germany.
  • Diess’ statement came shortly before the company announced an €830 million compensation package for German consumers affected by the Dieselgate scandal.