Czech oligarchs have invested billions in coal mining in Germany's Lausitz region. The Czech firm EPH has bought four German coal plants and guarantees all jobs will be safe until 2020. Local politicians are happy, environmental activists are not.
The Trump administration may steal the limelight at all the international top-level meetings. But behind the scenes, the international community is pressing on regardless - and climate action is gathering momentum
Swedish energy giant Vattenfall has said it has finalized its complete withdrawal from its coal operations in Germany. The company reiterated its view that it had to move on to focus a lot more on renewables.
Sweden's government has endorsed the sale of state-owned Vattenfall's four coal mines and mining assets in Germany to Czech investors. Environmentalists say the deal betrays the Paris pact to phase out fossil fuels.
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