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Germany adds brown coal to energy exit under landmark deal

Germany adds brown coal to energy exit under landmark deal

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  1. Can someone simplify the landmark deal?

  2. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climate-change-germany-coal/germany-adds-brown-coal-to-energy-exit-under-landmark-deal-idUSKBN1ZF0OS) reduced by 86%. (I’m a bot)
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    > BERLIN – Germany is set to become the first country to drop both nuclear and coal power under a landmark agreement to compensate workers, companies and regional governments as it switches off brown coal-fired plants by 2038.

    > Once the heartland of Germany industry, the coal regions of North-Rhine Westphalia have fallen on hard times as traditional heavy industries have lost sway, while coal regions in the east have yet to fully shrug off the impact of four decades in Communist East Germany.

    > Brown coal generates about 19% of the country's electricity, but is considered the most polluting type of coal, partly because its low energy density means more must be burned.

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