Solar and Wind Will End German Coal Long Before Merkel’s Deadline

Financial Post | Jan 17, 2020 at 12:42 PM
  • Germany could close its last coal-fired power plant long before a 2038 deadline as the dirtiest fossil fuel gets squeezed out of the energy mix by clean electricity.
  • Merkel’s plan is an attempt for a civilized break up, something that’s been complicated by protests at mines and coal plants across the country.
  • Even though German utilities own their lignite supply with mines in close proximity the plants, Gas, which emits half as much carbon dioxide as coal at power plants, are near their lowest in a decade because of a global glut.