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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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Press release 4/2021

by VDKi

  • Hard coal remains an important factor for security of supply
  • Increase of around 35% in hard-coal-fired power generation in the first three quarters of 2021
  • Availability not a problem; hard coal will continue to secure energy transition
  • China dominates demand on world market, Russian exports stutter, South Africa steps in

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Press release 3/2021

by VDKi

Association of Coal Importers celebrates 125th anniversary

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Press Release 02/2021

by VDKi

  • Reduced coal-fired power plant fleet secures Germany’s power supply in severe winter of 2020/2021; little wind availability and hence stronger coal burn until well into the second quarter of 2021
  • Coal phase-out law leads to closure of young and modern hard-coal-fired power plants
  • Southern German power plant locations are very important for security of supply and hence disadvantaged in phase out scenario
  • 2021 VDKi celebrates its 125th anniversary

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