- May 31, 2019
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Germany is trying to phase out its use of coal by 2038, according to the US Energy Information Administration. From 2000 to 2017, electricity generated from Germany’s coal-fired plants declined by 46 million megawatthours (MWh) and coal’s share of total generation dropped from 50% in 2000 to 36% in 2017. The country expects to phase out 13 GW of coal-fired capacity by 2022, with further capacity reductions bringing Germany’s total coal-fired capacity to 17 GW by 2030. However, despite the planned phase out, one 1 .1 GW bituminous proposed coal phaseout. coal plant, Dattain 4, is currently under construction and expected to be completed in 2020, Do you think Germany’s plans are realistic? Why or why not?