Merkel cabinet approves $45B in aid for coal regions

MINEX Forum | May 23, 2019
img0 German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet approved an aid package worth as much as 40 billion euros ($44.7 billion) by 2038 for the nation’s coal regions, launching a drive to transform chimney-stack economies into high-tech centers. Merkel’s administration announced an exit from coal power in February, saying it will wean the nation off the fossil fuel ...

Thousands of people in Bonn opposed coal before the UN Climate Conference

David McHutchon | November 7, 2017
img0 Just days before the UN Climate Conference is due to get underway, thousands of people have protested in Bonn demanding Germany immediately phase out its use of coal, dw.com reported. Carrying colorful banners with slogans that read “Revolution, not pollution,” “Climate or coal chancellor?” and “Frack off our land,” participants in Saturday’s anti-coal march in Bonn criticized ...

Germany and Austria develop their electric-car charging infrastructure

David McHutchon | April 4, 2017
img0 Two adjacent European countries are stepping up efforts to improve their public electric-car charging infrastructure. Initiatives in Germany and Austria should see major improvements to charging networks in a short period of time, as both countries aggressively promote electric cars in an effort to reduce emissions. Austria hopes to unify what is already a considerable number of ...