Scholz: phasing out fossil fuels ‘without ifs and buts’

At the climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz made a clear commitment to phase out coal, oil and gas. “We will exit fossil fuels – without any ifs or buts,” Scholz promised in his speech to the plenary of COP27 on Monday evening and pointed to Germany. Although Russia’s war against Ukraine forced Germany to “reconnect coal-fired power plants to the grid for a short time,” the Chancellor said. “We stand firmly committed to the coal phase-out.”

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