The government Commission for the German coal phaseout has agreed to the information of the MIRROR on a compromise:

by 2022, to be placed, therefore, in addition to brown coal-fired power plants with a capacity of three gigawatts, as well as four gigawatts of coal-fired power plants. By 2030, a further six gigawatts of brown coal and seven gigawatts of coal from the grid. Overall, coal-fired power plants with a capacity of 17 gigawatts to the grid would be then. The last pile should be turned off 2038. There is also the Option to do this on 2035 forward. The Coal phase-affected regions to get in the next 20 years, 40 billion euros of structural aid.

calls A halt to deforestation in the hambach forest, the Commission considers to be “desirable”, but not explicitly against it.

The Commission growth, structural change and employment, in short, the coal Commission, will present to the government the result as soon as a recommendation for action. It is assumed that this will implement the recommendations, to a large extent. In the 28-member Commission of representatives from industry, trade unions, coal countries, as well as a protector of the climate. The Commission had already met since Friday, at 8 o’clock in the morning.

brown coal areas in map of Germany

On the lignite and hard coal hang up in the affected regions, tens of thousands of Jobs, around a third of German electricity comes from coal-fired power plants.

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