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Race to replace nuclear power, coal puts strain on Germany

Once a distant prospect, Germany is now increasingly facing the reality that it will have to transform itself as it seeks new energy supplies to replace nuclear power and coal.

A few days ago, the coal commission agreed to end the use of coal power by 2038 in a landmark decision.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 31, 2019, with the headline 'Race to replace nuclear power, coal puts strain on Germany'. Print Edition | Subscribe