Controversial points to be clarified: the coalition makes way for a coal phaseout

The coalition factions have achieved the planned Coal phase-in the last of the contentious issues to reach agreement. The learned the German press Agency on Mon

Controversial points to be clarified: the coalition makes way for a coal phaseout

The coalition factions have achieved the planned Coal phase-in the last of the contentious issues to reach agreement. The learned the German press Agency on Monday evening from coalition circles. The arrangements for the early closure of coal-fired power plants. The agreement provides for billions in funding programmes, for example for a conversion program for highly efficient power plants with renewable technologies. The framework conditions for cogeneration are significantly improved.

This can now be a Central legislation for coal's exit on Friday by the Bundestag and the Federal Council decided – and, as planned before the parliamentary summer break. Advance difficult negotiations between the Union and the SPD were gone.

criticism of the scheme

Controversial until recently, was how, exactly, especially operators of recent coal-fired power plants are to be compensated in the case of a premature closure. Germany should get out no later than 2038 from the climate-damaging coal-fired power generation. For brown coal corporations are planned for the premature Shutdown of power plants, billions in compensation.

Updated Date: 30 June 2020, 04:20

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