Monday, 13 November 2017

Italy to exit coal by 2025, Germany still debates the matter

Lignite excavator in Garzweiler, North Rhine-Westphalia. Lignite excavator in Garzweiler, North Rhine-Westphalia.

Coal has been singled out as one of the key culprits for global warming at the Bonn climate talks and several European countries have come forward with plans to phase out coal-fired power plants. Italy aims to exit coal by 2025 and boost the role of renewables, the government in Rome said on Friday. In Berlin meanwhile, the issue is a subject to fierce debate as coalition talks drag on between the Conservatives, Liberals and the Green Party.

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