Germany urged to invest more in clean coal

Sustainability council says future of cheap generation lies with CO2-free coal-fired power plants

Germany's sustainability council (RNE) has urged the government to invest more in carbon capture and sequestration to achieve carbon dioxide-free energy generation from coal-fired power plants within the next two decades.

Following Germany's decision to abandon nuclear power generation, the RNE says in a new study, coal will continue to be needed to meet the country's demand for energy at inexpensive prices, given that renewable energies like wind power are still too expensive to supply.

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