When the EU’s Coal Regions in Transition Platform meets next week, the recent coal phase out deal in Germany will feature high on the agenda. The Commission on Growth, Structural Change and Employment (or Coal Commission) was formed in June 2018, bringing together industry, trade unions, coal regions, environmental NGOs, research institutes and affected communities to facilitate a German coal phase out and transition process. A hard-fought compromise was reached in January 2019 to phase out coal by 2038 at the latest and shut down significant capacity of hard coal and lignite plants by 2022. The recommendations are expected to be translated into German law by the government in the coming months.
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