Germany, the world’s largest consumer of coal, has announced the closure of 84 coal-fired power plants in an effort to combat global climate change.
The announcement is a significant change for a European power that is taking the lead in reducing carbon dioxide emissions. About 40 percent of Germany’s electricity comes from coal, and Germany has been working to reduce that amount in recent years.
Ronald Pabfolla, chairman of the Planning Commission, has vowed to work to eliminate coal use by 2038.
The project has also allocated $ 45 million to help offset the losses caused by the project. Currently, there are 20,000 workers directly involved in the coal energy sector and 40,000 indirect workers.