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germany: 1000s march to end coal; 0 windows smashed, 0 cars burned
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2018-12-03 11:00:02 UTC
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Thousands March in Germany Calling for End to Coal Power

01 Dec 2018 12:42 PM
AFP

[image] Demonstrators take part in a climate demonstration in Berlin,
Germany, Sat, Dec. 1, 2018.

Berlin. Thousands of people marched in Berlin and Cologne on Sat
calling for Germany to abandon coal-powered electricity generation, on
the eve of a major climate conference in Poland.

Organizers in Berlin said 16,000 protesters marched in Berlin -- 5,000
according to police -- in a colorful march featuring placards, banners
and costumes.

In the western city of Cologne, organizers said 20,000 people turned
out to protest -- 10,000 according to police.

Hubert Weiger, spokesman for one organization, "Bund," called on
Germany to commit to pulling out of coal by 2030.

The govt is expected to settle on a calendar to phase out
polluting power sources such as coal at the beginning of next year.

Already in 2011, Chancellor Angela Merkel decided to phase out nuclear
power generation by 2022, in the wake of the disaster at Fukushima
reactor meltdown in Japan.

Partly because of that decision, coal remains a cornerstone of energy
generation in Germany's energy policy, accounting for nearly 40
percent of the country's energy production.

The marches came ahead of the COP24 climate summit, which opens in
Poland on Sun. Delegates from nearly 200 countries are due in
Katowice for the gathering, which is intended to renew and build on
the Paris deal limiting global warming.

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Bret Cahill
2018-12-03 15:54:57 UTC
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Hardly surprising. Burning cars is high carbon expression.
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Thousands March in Germany Calling for End to Coal Power
01 Dec 2018 12:42 PM
AFP
[image] Demonstrators take part in a climate demonstration in Berlin,
Germany, Sat, Dec. 1, 2018.
Berlin. Thousands of people marched in Berlin and Cologne on Sat
calling for Germany to abandon coal-powered electricity generation, on
the eve of a major climate conference in Poland.
Organizers in Berlin said 16,000 protesters marched in Berlin -- 5,000
according to police -- in a colorful march featuring placards, banners
and costumes.
In the western city of Cologne, organizers said 20,000 people turned
out to protest -- 10,000 according to police.
Hubert Weiger, spokesman for one organization, "Bund," called on
Germany to commit to pulling out of coal by 2030.
The govt is expected to settle on a calendar to phase out
polluting power sources such as coal at the beginning of next year.
Already in 2011, Chancellor Angela Merkel decided to phase out nuclear
power generation by 2022, in the wake of the disaster at Fukushima
reactor meltdown in Japan.
Partly because of that decision, coal remains a cornerstone of energy
generation in Germany's energy policy, accounting for nearly 40
percent of the country's energy production.
The marches came ahead of the COP24 climate summit, which opens in
Poland on Sun. Delegates from nearly 200 countries are due in
Katowice for the gathering, which is intended to renew and build on
the Paris deal limiting global warming.
Just tax it.

There a chance the lowest carbon solution includes a couple coal plants.

Admittedly a small chance.
George
2018-12-03 19:10:06 UTC
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Thousands March in Germany Calling for End to Coal Power
Wait for winter and power shortages.
Europe is NOT all Med and sunshine sunshine


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JTEM is right
2018-12-03 19:25:37 UTC
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Give the people what they want! Stop coal.
Cull the herd. Free up all that food and
housing they consume. Open up those jobs they
take to people who want them.

Give. Them. What. They. Ask. For.

...and then watch how violent the protests
get, as they demand the government brings the
coal back.





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