Germany is supposed to end according to the will of the government-appointed coal Commission at the latest by the end of 2038, electricity generation from coal. The 28-member Committee agreed on early Saturday morning with only one vote against, learned, such as circles and the German press-Agency Participants. Ahead of a marathon session of almost 21 hours.

In the negotiations for a long time, especially a controversial one, until when and in what steps the generation of Electricity from coal in Germany was supposed to. It was all about money. The industry has tried to Pledges billion to counter rising electricity prices to hedge against the coal countries of North Rhine-Westphalia, Brandenburg, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt wanted binding Commitments for support in structural change. dpa/Holger Hollemann, A bucket-wheel excavator promotes brown coal in the opencast mining Schöningen near Helmstedt.

Now, the policy is on the train

However, the government-appointed Commission on “growth, structural change and employment may make” only proposals, the implementation is a matter of policy. The sense of the Commission is to create a broad consensus, similar to the nuclear phase-out. In the 28-member panel of representatives from industry, trade unions, environmental associations and science. For decisions a two-thirds majority is necessary.

The nuclear power plants in Germany by 2022 from the mains. Also, the share of Coal-generated power decreases. However, the coal must be exit and the transition to green power is accelerating, because Germany missed otherwise national and international climate goals. By 2050, emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), the principal greenhouse gas, by 80 to 95 percent below the 1990 level. As in other sectors, for electricity instead of coal, Oil, and Gas must be placed, the generation of electricity in addition to meaning.

In the FOCUS Online/Wochit survey shows how divided the German on the subject are pto/dpa