Germany to join alliance to phase out coal
09 November 2019 | 2:25 pm
In the wake of the global student climate strike, Environment Minister Svenja Schulze said Germany would move further in its efforts to phase out coal. Berlin is hoping to shut down all its coal-powered plants by 2038.
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