A coal train arrives at the Westhafen power plant before daybreak in Frankfurt, Feb. 17. The combined heat and power plant (CHP) is fired with coal imported from the U.S and from Russia. Germany’s shift to renewable power sources has brought the share of green electricity up to about 25% – but the rest of the energy mix has become even more heavily concentrated on coal, which now accounts for some 45% of power generation.
Wind turbines on an old Mine dump in front of chimneys and cooling towers of a coal power station in Gelsenkirchen on the northern edge of the Ruhr Valley in western Germany, Jan.8. (Been visiting the region where I was born).