German energy giant RWE to end coal use by 2030


              German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, left, attend a joint meeting of the Climate Cabinet at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. (Lisi Niesner/Pool via AP)
            
              FILE - Bucket wheel excavators are mining coal at the RWE Garzweiler open-cast coal mine in Luetzerath, Germany, Monday, Oct.25, 2021.German energy giant RWE says it will phase out the burning of coal by 2030, saving 280 million metric tons of climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions. The decision announced Tuesday will accelerate the closure of some of Europe’s most polluting power plants and a vast lignite strip mine in the west of the country. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
            
              FILE - Steam comes out of the chimneys of the coal-fired power station Neurath near the RWE Garzweiler open-cast coal mine in Luetzerath, Germany, Monday, Oct.25, 2021. German energy giant RWE says it will phase out the burning of coal by 2030, saving 280 million metric tons of climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions. The decision announced Tuesday will accelerate the closure of some of Europe’s most polluting power plants and a vast lignite strip mine in the west of the country.  (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
            
              FILE - Giant bucket-wheel excavators extract coal at the controversial RWE Garzweiler surface coal mine near Jackerath, west Germany, Thursday, April 29, 2021. German energy giant RWE says it will phase out the burning of coal by 2030, saving 280 million metric tons of climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions. The decision announced Tuesday will accelerate the closure of some of Europe’s most polluting power plants and a vast lignite strip mine in the west of the country. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
            
              Robert Habeck, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection, and Markus Krebber, right, CEO of RWE, give a press conference on the agreement on an accelerated coal phase-out in 2030 and the strengthening of supply security in the current energy security, Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
German energy giant RWE to end coal use by 2030