According to one source, Germany’s coal commission for planning a coal exit for the nation has postponed its final decision by at least a month following opposition from politicians in states in Eastern Germany.
The politicians from the mining states of Brandenburg, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt, criticised the task force’s work on the basis of its focus on security of electricity supply, yet disregarding job security in areas of unemployment and economic stagnation.
The commission was originally scheduled to present a way out of German coal-fired power generation by the end of the year in December, however this has now been postponed by one month until January.
The task force was gathered to find a way to abolish coal-fired power so the country could meet its 2030 target for cutting emissions.
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