In Germany, miners and others prepare for a soft exit from hard coal

The end of hard coal mining in Germany comes just as Germany is working to slash its CO2 emissionsby replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy sources like wind and solar. The country calls it the Energiewende, or “energy transition.” But wind and solar aren't always there when they're needed, so a key challenge of the Energiewende is to find ways to store sun and wind energy for later use.
Issue: Sustainable Development Goals Typology: Policies