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Germany adds brown coal to energy exit under landmark deal

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

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Germany is set to become the first country to drop both nuclear and coal power under a landmark agreement to compensate workers, companies and regional governments as it switches off brown coal-fired plants by 2038.

The German government have had the task to prepare proposals addressing carbon emissions and climate protection and also provide future perspectives for regions most affected by the coal phaseout.

Coal is considered more damaging to the climate than oil and gas, and German electricity demands can be covered with so...

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