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Press release 1/2022

by VDKi

  • Hard coal is an important pillar of security of energy supply in Germany
  • Power generation from hard coal increased by 26.7% in the year 2021
  • Hard coal imports have risen by 24.5% in 2021
  • VDKi continues to warn of a crash transformation of the German power supply with a coal phase-out by 2030
  • Safeguarding the “Energiewende” with hard coal - also important during the current tense market situation
  • Recovery of the global economy stimulates trade: World seaborne trade in hard coal up by almost 6%, global hard coal production up by over 5%
  • Change in management in February: Jürgen Osterhage, former German TV- correspondent, succeeds Manfred Müller

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