Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy
Magnus Hall, the chief executive of Vattenfall, has called on the German government to provide a clear date for coal power phase-out and put more emphasis on combined heat and power.
The Swedish utility CEO made a clear call for the increased use of combined heat and power in an interview with Platts this week.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's government set a goal of reducing the country's emissions by 40% by 2020 compared with 1999 levels. But a new energy agreement between prospective coalition members does not specify a percentage decrease.