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Phasing out Coal in the German Energy Sector

This detailed reader summarises how Germany’s coal phase-out can succeed and explains the most relevant aspects of climate and energy policy as well as the economic consequences of phasing out coal. Ecologic Institute

Pictures From Youth Climate Strikes Around the World

It was a stark display of the alarm of a generation. It was also a glimpse of the anger directed at older people who have not, in the protesters’ view, taken global warming seriously enough. New York Times

Greenhouse Gas Factsheets

This webpage offers comprehensive, interactive plots, factsheets and data download options for atmospheric surface concentrations of 43 greenhouse gases and 3 equivalent gas time series from 2000 years ago to the year 2500. University of Melbourne

Siemens wants to shift responsibility for nuclear waste onto German state

Germany’s nuclear power plant operators have paid over 24 billion euros into a publicly-owned fund that is charged with financing the country’s nuclear clean-up. While the energy companies pay for deconstructing their nuclear plants, the state is responsible for ensuring that nuclear waste is stored safely. Clean Energy Wire