February 2016: New Findings on Fracking, Germany’s Climate Action, Coal Peak in China?
2016 may become the peak coal year in China as the world’s largest coal consumer is closing down some 1,000 coal mines this year, analysts say. Germany has to accelerate its efforts on climate protection to meet the Paris Agreement targets, a new Greenpeace study finds. Another analysis warns that a late and abrupt transition to low-carbon economy would be damaging for GDP and for investors and governments. This news and a new comprehensive analysis of a controversial fracking technology in our newsletter.