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Law on the reduction and termination of coal-fired power generation and the amendment of further laws (Kohleausstiegsgesetz)

legislation type Legislative
Law
Act
Passed in 2020
On July 3rd, 2020, the Bundestag and Bundesrat approved the final version of the law setting the details for the country's coal phase-out. The document sets the rules for a progressive reduction of coal use by 2038 at the latest. It further approves an economic package to support coal regions affected by the measure.

The final version of the law will be added upon official release.

Documents

  • Limit the amount of electricy production from coal power plants to 30GW 2022, 17GW by 2030, and 0GW by 2038 at the latest
    Energy | Target year: 2038
  • Limit the amount of electricy production from coal power plants to 15 GW of hard coal and 15GW of lignite by 2022, 8GW of hard coal and 9GW of lignite by 2030, 0GW of hard coal and 0GW of lignite by 2038 at the latest
    Energy | Target year: 2038
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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