Germany should fully phase out coal by 2038: commission

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

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