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Germany Is Closing 84 Coal Plants to Save the Planet

Germany will close all of its coal plants and instead shift to relying on a clean, renewable energy industry using solar and wind.

(Updated October 6, 2019) Germany will close all 84 of its coal power plants. The nation — one of the world’s largest consumers of coal — will rely on renewable energy instead.

  • Kat Smith
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The announcement came earlier this year as Germany revealed its struggle to meet its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions targets. Coal accounted for 40 percent of Germany’s electricity at the start of the year, per the…

“This is an historic accomplishment,” Ronald Pofalla, chairman of the 28-member government commission, said at a…

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