Policy & Regulation

Pressure mounts on Germany to ditch coal

The host of the upcoming COP23 climate conference will have much to do to justify its green credentials The host of the upcoming COP23 climate conference will have much to do to justify its green credentials.
By The Wildcat 3 November 2017 0 28233
Germany's staudinger coal plant A coal plant in Frankfurt. (EP)

Of the many skills required to host a successful party, an ability to set the right tone is perhaps the most important. As host country for next week’s COP23 UN climate change conference in Bonn, Germany is – in some ways – the ideal candidate to push for progress on making the Paris agreement a reality. 

Europe’s economic powerhouse can point to its energy revolution of the past decade, which has seen wind and solar rise from just 20% of the country’s generation capacity...