Volker Wieland: Why coal-fired power plants do not jeopardize climate targets (Augsburger Allgemeine)

In an interview with the "Augsburger Allgemeine", Prof. Volker Wieland criticized the fact that gas is still used to generate electricity. Instead of burning it, he said, the gas could go into storage. As far as possible, it should be saved now: "More could have been done long ago than the government has done so far".

He does not see climate targets being jeopardized by the continued operation of coal-fired power plants: "For every ton of CO2 emitted by a power plant, the operator has to buy a certificate. These certificates are limited - for all power plants in the EU. If you don't emit more certificates, you can't emit more CO2."

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