Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Merkel allows Coal Commission to delay report on pre-2020 action

Paddle wheel for open-cast coal mining Paddle wheel for open-cast coal mining

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has extended the deadline for a much-awaited report from the country’s coal exit commissions. Elections in three coal states in eastern Germany in 2019, as well as lobbying from utilities prompted her to effectively axe the opportunity of having a report on pre-2020 action ready before the COP24 climate meeting in Poland in early December.

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