• Why Coal Power Is Merkel's Biggest Climate Challenge

    22 days ago - By Washington Post

    The German government is deciding how quickly to close all the nation's remaining coal-fired power plants, part of an effort to fulfill its pledges under the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. While environmentalists hope Europe's biggest economy will put fossil fuels on a short leash, utilities say any quick changes will drive up electricity prices. As an ad-hoc coal commission reconvenes this month to plot the exit, interest groups ranging from Germany's biggest coal-plant owner, RWE AG,
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