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Energy Watch Group Newsletter – February 2019

Coal Exit in Germany | Renewables vs. Coal |  Studies on 100% Renewables 

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The long-awaited report by the German coal exit commission recommends that the country quits coal by 2038 the latest. Yet, Germany could phase out coal much earlier, scientists and businesses say. Meanwhile, renewables keep overtaking coal power generation, now also in the EU. A court in Australia has taken a landmark decision, rejecting an appeal to build a new coal mine. The Balearic Islands have agreed a new law, committing to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2050. Spain tabled a plan to phase out nuclear power before 2035. Find these news as well as new global and regional studies on 100% renewable energy in our February newsletter.