The work of the German coal Commission will also continue in January 2019. How the German press Agency learned from the circles of the Commission, does not want to submit to the panel this week its final report, but has yet to be set further consultation dates. Their recommendations will be submitted accordingly by the end of January or beginning of February.

the Agency reports, to the members of the Commission, both on 25. January on 1. February meet again to discuss the phase-out of coal-fired power generation, climate change and structural change. These additional appointments are mainly based on the pressure of the Eastern Coal States of Brandenburg, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt, the recessed want to talk about new Jobs and prospects in the affected regions.

The Commission entitled “growth, structural change and employment” was set up in June to a Plan to the Coal phase-to prepare and at the same time the loss of jobs in the industry. In mid-November, she had communicated that she wanted to work on a 28. November complete and so actually earlier than planned.

In the last week, the Minister President of Brandenburg, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt had proposed for the structural change of a Fund. This should have a total volume of 60 billion euros for the next 30 years. This requirement goes far beyond what the German government has committed so far. Questions to answer on Monday, German economy Minister Peter Altmaier (CDU) and German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD), which are loaded as a guest to the Committee meeting. Scholz, for example, is expected that he expresses to the financial resources needed for structural change, Altmaier, in turn, should comment on what the Federal could authorities be in the affected coal regions, such as Lusatia.

Against the plans for the Coal phase-formed back in Protest, the environmental organization Greenpeace has organized. Prior to the meeting in the Federal Ministry of Economics and supporters demonstrated with a nearly four-Meter-high pole, which is marked with different signs, the year’s extreme weather in Germany, and thus on the regional consequences refer to. In a statement, the organization spoke of an “irresponsible game on time” that would endanger the protection of the climate and of the uncertainty of the people in the coal increase coalfields.