The generation of electricity from coal is due to be completed in Germany by no later than 2038. The appointed by the Federal government coal Commission agreed on Saturday morning after a final session that lasted almost 21 hours. The Commission Chairman Ronald Pofalla called the result a “historic feat”.

Ralph Bollmann

a correspondent for economic policy and Deputy head of the economy and the “money & More” the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung in Berlin.

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The annual number of high symbolic value was attributed. The environmental organizations were also to check the exit date in the year 2032, once again, and – if possible – to 2035 is preferable. The compromise also includes a specific timetable for the removal of the power plant capacities as well as extensive financial assistance for the affected regions.

“energy-political model country”

the Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz welcomed the agreement. “It’s definitely good news that the Commission has made to the structural change agreement,” said the social Democrat, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. “We align the power supply of the industrial nation of Germany from scratch.” The power supply in Germany should remain safe and affordable, and in the affected regions of new, sustainable jobs would have to be incurred. The claim must be, to develop Germany into a “energy-political model country”.