According to the Fraunhofer Institute renewables in Germany during 2018 generated more than 40.4% of the total national public net electricity, while lignite and coal 38%, nuclear 13.3% and natural gas 7.4%. The good news… … Are pretty evident: for the first time renewables beat coal in electricity generation in Germany. This was mainly due …
After long negotiations Angela Merkel’s conservatives (CDU/CSU) and the Social Democrats (SPD) seem to have reached an agreement to form a new government coalition, and setting up a coal phase- out plan is one of the main pillars of the treaty.
The 2017 Italy’s National Energy Strategy is finally online, with good news for the anti-coal lobby and the environmentalists. The political intent to proceed with a coal phase-out for electricity generation within 2025 is confirmed, and a governance plan to make it possible is set up. This plan is in line with other European countries, which in the past few years have shown a growing commitment to get rid of coal as soon as possible.
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