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Panel proposes German coal exit by 2038 in shift to renewables

Feb 01, 2019 - SNL Renewable Energy Week

A government-appointed commission has proposed phasing out coal power generation in Germany over the next two decades in a bid to reach ambitious climate goals and continue the country's transition towards renewable energy.

The long-awaited plan would see roughly one-third of Germany's remaining hard coal and lignite-fired power stations shuttered by 2022 and the remainder closed down by 2038 at the latest, according to a 336-page report released Jan. 26. Coal generators, including some of...