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Slovakian president-elect is a green campaigner who will fight coal subsidies

‘Slovakia’s Erin Brockovich’ Zuzana Čaputová will promote a green jobs agenda against the country’s traditional backing of heavy industry. Slovakia’s first female president will challenge long-standing industrial interests and the financing of coal mining after being elected on Saturday.

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Germany to quit coal by 2038, under commission proposal

After late-night talks, a dedicated commission has agreed a timetable to phase out coal burning in Europe’s largest economy — Germany will stop burning coal for electricity by 2038, under plans finalised by a commission in the small hours of Saturday. It is the first time Europe’s biggest economy, which gets 35% of its power …

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Last minute talks to set end date for German coal power

A leaked draft report from Germany’s coal commission leaves coal exit timetable open as talks head into final days — Germany’s detailed coal exit path and the end-date to coal-fired power generation remain unknown only days before a highly anticipated phase-out proposal is due to be published. A leaked draft of the final report of …

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