Green Revolution? German Brown Coal Power Output Hits New High

Germany plans to wean itself off CO2-belching coal-fired power stations. But new figures show that coal power output in 2013 reached its highest level in more than 20 years. Researchers blame cheap CO2 emissions permits, and demand urgent reforms.
A coal-fired power plant in Brandenburg.

A coal-fired power plant in Brandenburg.

Foto: Georg Ismar/ dpa
cro -- with wire reports