Wise decision by the Germans:
Ontario goes coal-free: Toronto suffers a blackout within 24 hours
By Paul Homewood
As I mentioned last week, Germany is continuing with its plan to build a heap of new coal power stations. Although some of the older power stations may be closed down, it is clear that coal will remain a vital part of Germany’s power supply for many years to come.
But, the other side of the coin is often forgotten, and that is the importance of the coal industry itself to the German economy.
According to the World Coal Association, in 2012 (the latest year that stats are available for) Germany ranked the 8th largest producer of coal.
And nearly all of this is lignite, generally recognised as the dirtiest coal.
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