Coal worker Stephan Barth knows that Germany needs to phase-out lignite production in order to reach its climate goals. But he still worries about his future.
Germany is hoping to phase out its coal-fired power plants by 2038 as part of its transition to a carbon-free economy. Here are the most important facts you need to know about Germany's exit from brown coal.
Marathon talks have produced an agreement between the government and Germany's coal-producing states on phasing out coal-fired energy plants at the latest by 2038. Some plants will already be shut down this year.
Coal and other fossil fuels remain lucrative despite the fact that investing in them is becoming increasingly risky. That's one reason some banks and global funds are backing renewables. Is this the start of a rethink?
Siemens' support for Adani's coal mine in Australia has outraged environmentalists, but it's not a unique case. Hundreds of companies and countries around the world are planning to expand their coal activities. But why?
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