The government-appointed coal Commission meets today to what is perhaps crucial meeting. The 28-member panel could agree on a concept for the end of the electricity production from brown and hard coal in Germany.

It is expected to be long negotiations. It could also be a postponement until next week. Controversial especially, when and to what extent climate-damaging coal-fired power plants are to be switched off – just as a final exit date.

Before the meeting of the parties to environmental organizations increased the pressure and speed made in the area of climate protection as a condition for their approval. “From our point of view, the result of which depends, as before, hanging by a thread”, said the President of the nature protection ring, DNR, Kai Niebert, on Thursday. There had to be a real contribution to climate protection, Germany could adhere to the targets.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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