Germany’s use of coal big topic at climate meeting
BONN, Germany — The president of the low-lying Marshall Islands is urging German Chancellor Angela Merkel to end her country’s use of coal.
Germany gets about 40 percent of its electricity from coal, a major obstacle to meeting the country’s goal for curbing planet-heating emissions of carbon dioxide.
Merkel will speak Wednesday at international climate talks in Bonn, and environmental campaigners hope she’ll announce a deadline for phasing out coal by 2030. Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine said Tuesday that such an announcement “would be