G-7 ministers meet in Berlin with focus on when to end coal power

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The Group of Seven major developed countries began a two-day meeting of environment ministers Thursday in Berlin, with the utmost attention on whether they can set a specific time frame to phase out coal-fueled energy. Germany, serving as the chair of G-7 meetings this year, has proposed that the ministers stipulate the goal of phasing out coal power generation by 2030 in a post-meeting joint statement, and other European countries and Canada have backed the idea, officials said. But the Japanese government remains opposed to committing to a specific time frame, while the United States has com...

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