Germany Has Agreed to Phase Out Coal by 2038. What Happens Next?

By [email protected] A German commission last month said the country, one of Europe’s lingering bastions of coal generation, should phase out the fuel source by 2038.

“This is an historic accomplishment,” Ronald Pofalla, chairman of the 28-member government commission, said at a news conference after the negotiations concluded. “It was anything but a sure thing. But we did it.”

But the work isn’t done yet. According to Gregor Kessler of Greenpeace Germany, there’s still a lot to do.

“The first thing to bear in mind is that the commission’s report is still only a recommendation at this stage. However, it’s one that was specifically

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