Friday, 13 December 2013

Coal is king in Germany: Record imports of coal despite of Merkel's "progressive" energy transition policy

US coal mines are busy with exporting coal to Germany.
(image by Wikipedia)

Eco-fundamentalists are often praising Germany for its "progressive" energy transition policy. But the reality behind the façade is somewhat different: German coal imports are this year to hit record levels, 51 million tonnes, a 6.5% increase compared with last year. The share of coal in the total electricity production is 45%.

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