Germany Increase Coal Imports and Pollution, and The US Exports Has a Greater Share
The location for one of the most recent coal powered power station of Germany is on the banks of a canal that is hundred year old, which once upon a time shipped coal that was dug out from the Ruhr Valley and supplied to the world. Now sides have changed and coal comes from other places to Germany now.
The Trianel Kohlekraftwerk Luenen GmbH & Co. power plant of 750-megawatt completely depends on imported coal where almost half comes from the U. S. Before long every coal-fired power plant in Germany will be reliant on coal imports. The country is likely to stop mining of coal in 2018, when government subsidies get over.
The end of coal mining in Germany comes at a time when the country is facing a revival of coal-fired power, which the U. S. has increasingly helped with. The exports of U. S. power plant-grade coal to Germany have increased by double since 2008. If the American side is seen its pollution ledger appears cleaner as it is making more progress on global warming by shifting burden of the fossil fuel and its cleaning on another country's balance sheet.
Germany's share of carbon dioxide emissions last year, increased by 1.2 percent as it burnt more coal in power stations. The environmental officials of the country say that the recent increase in coal-fired power has increasingly made it tougher for the country to keep up with its climate-protection goals.
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