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Germany expected to import 45 million tonnes of hard coal this year

Coal News - Published on Tue, 19 Feb 2019

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Energy Live News reported that Germany is expected to import 45 million tonnes of hard coal this year following closure of domestic mines. That’s according to data from lobby group VDKI, which showed this will be a 1.4% rise from 2018 figures, as additional coal is purchased to ensure there is no shortage of supply, despite increasing amount of renewables coming onto the grid. Around 30 million tonnes is expected to be used for power generation, with the other 15 million tonnes to be made up of coking coal and coke for steel-making.

Germany’s last two hard-coal mines closed at the end of last year as part of a move to shift from unprofitable mining to imports.

Green power made up 40% of total generation in 2018, resulting from Germany’s politically driven process to replace fossil fuels.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 19 Feb 2019
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