BERLIN | Climate fight: Germany sets 2038 deadline to end coal use

BERLIN | Climate fight: Germany sets 2038 deadline to end coal use

BERLIN—Jan 27, 2019—In a pioneering move, a German government-appointed panel has recommended that Germany stop burning coal to generate electricity by 2038 at the latest, as part of efforts to curb climate change.

The Coal Commission reached a deal early Saturday following months of wrangling that were closely watched by other coal-dependent countries.

“We made it,” Ronald Pofalla, the head of the commission, told reporters in Berlin.

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