G7 Energy Ministers Set Timeline to Phase Out Coal

On 30th April, 2024, energy ministers from the G7 nations agreed to phase out coal in power generation by the first half of the next decade, aligning with COP28 climate summit goals, but with exceptions for Germany and Japan.

Key Points

  • Historic Decision: The decision marks the first time a clear path and target have been set regarding coal.
  • Climate Summit Alignment: The move echoes COP28's call to reduce fossil fuel usage, especially coal, to curb emissions.
  • Flexibility for Germany and Japan: Exceptions were made for Germany and Japan, acknowledging their reliance on coal for energy and economic stability.
  • Temperature Limit: Agreement also ....
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