Can Germany Show Us How to Leave Coal Behind?

The country embarked on an ambitious plan to transition to clean energy, aiming to lead the fight against climate change. It has not been easy.
A power plant fired by brown coal billowing smoke.
Brown coal is among the dirtiest energy sources, but it still makes up Germany’s largest source of power.Photographs by Joakim Eskildsen / Institute for The New Yorker


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