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Press release 2/2023

by VDKi


  • For more realism in energy policy
  • No anticipatory fuel bans
  • High CO2 savings possible with CCS/CCU technology
  • Hard coal plays an important role in securing the power supply

"The strategy of the "traffic light" federal government about the energy turnaround overestimates, on the one hand, the willingness to invest in new gas-fired power plants and, on the other hand, the technical possibilities of being able to convert 100% of hydrogen into electricity. Moreover, green hydrogen will not be available in the required quantities for the foreseeable future. This is what Alexander Bethe, chairman of the Association of Coal Importers (VDKi), said at the VDKi annual meeting in Duisburg.

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