Germany to pay energy firms billions in coal phaseout plan 16.01.2020

Deutsche Welle | Jan 16, 2020 at 12:00 AM
  • Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government and Germany’s four coal-producing states unveiled details of their plan to phase out coal at the latest by 2038 on Thursday.
  • Environment Minister Svenja Schulze praised the plan, which was agreed after six hours of talks with state leaders that lasted until the early hours of Thursday morning.
  • Armin Laschet, the state premier of North Rhine-Westphalia called the deal “an important breakthrough for climate protection.”