German lawmakers have backed plans to phase out coal as an energy source by 2038. The government is trying to end Germany's dependence on fossil fuels in favor of renewable supplies. Climate activists, however, say 18 years is just too long to wait.
German lawmakers have backed a legislative package to end the use of coal in less than two decades. But activists have decried the measures, saying they aren't bold enough to mitigate the impact of climate change.
German government employees flew more often in 2019 than in 2018, according to a new report. The bulk of travel was short-haul domestic trips from Berlin — a reveal that runs contrary to calls to curb carbon emissions.
The scorching heat in Siberia this summer was a result of burning fuel, wildfires, thawing permafrost and other man-made conditions, a new study says. Scientists warn it is evidence of increasing extreme temperatures.
In line with a government program, Germany will shutter its coal-powered plants to drastically reduce CO2 emissions. But until this coal exit is completed in 2038 at the latest, the country will need imports.
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