Germany to close all 84 of its coal-fired power plants, will rely primarily on renewable energy
January 27, 2019

This good news is reported by the Los Angeles Times.

As the article also reports:

The decision to quit coal follows an earlier bold energy policy move by the German government, which decided to shut down all of its nuclear power plants by 2022 in the wake of Japan’s Fukushima disaster in 2011...

Twelve of the country’s 19 nuclear plants have been shuttered so far...

The plan to eliminate coal-burning plants as well as nuclear means that Germany will be counting on renewable energy to provide 65% to 80% of the country’s power by 2040. Last year, renewables overtook coal as the leading source and now account for 41% of the country’s electricity.

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