Published on July 20, 2020

Eleven key points in favour of a consensus regarding coal. (Elf Eckpunkte für einen Kohlekonses. Konzept zur schrittweisen Dekarbonisierung des deutschen Stromsektors (Kurzfassung)).

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Seminal paper in the German debate on transitioning away from coal that does detailed modelling of the impact of various instruments used to phase out coal, and ends up by proposing a compromise – ‘the golden handshake’: creating a lignite fund, that means paying companies to create energy from lignite and put it into a reserve fund.