Germany looks to step up coal exit timetable

France 24 | Jan 16, 2020 at 9:50 AM
  • Germany could end electricity generation from coal in 2035, three years earlier than planned, under a pact sealed Thursday as Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government faces growing pressure to take climate action.
  • An ancient wood in western Germany threatened by the expansion of a vast open-pit brown coal mine that became the focus of mass protests by environmentalists.
  • Germany is under pressure to clarify how it plans to accelerate its “energy transition” away from fossil fuels and towards renewables.