Backlash grows against coal power clampdown

German energy companies and unions warn that planned emissions limits will spark mass plant closures and redundancies.

Construction of over half the country’s planned power plants could be scuppered if the country goes ahead with a leaked plan to set emissions budgets for the country’s biggest polluters, the industry warns.

The proposed law would impose stiff financial penalties for the oldest and most inefficient coal and lignite plants, to be paid in the form of emissions trading certificates.

The Guardian

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