G-7 pledges to decarbonise power sector by 2035, but no date for coal phase-out

G-7 climate, energy and environment ministers also vowed to end public finance for all unabated fossil fuel energy. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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SINGAPORE - Group of Seven (G-7) rich nations have committed to a goal of "predominantly" ending fossil fuel use in their electricity sectors by 2035 and to work to phase out coal-powered energy, although they did not set a date for doing so.

In a wide-ranging communique at the end of their three days of talks in Berlin on Friday (May 27), G-7 climate, energy and environment ministers also vowed to end public finance for all unabated fossil fuel energy by the end of this year except in limited circumstances and to "drastically increase electricity generated by renewable energies".

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