FILE PHOTO: Smoke rises from the coal power plant in Jaenschwalde, Germany February 3, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany should shut down its last coal-fired power plant by 2038 at the latest, a government-appointed commission said early on Saturday as part of a roadmap laying out an accelerated phase out of the polluting fuel.
Following months of negotiations, the proposals of the 31-member committee, also known as the coal commission, will likely be turned into law by the government.
Reporting by Markus Wacket; Writing by Paul Carrel; Editing by Caroline Copley