German utility RWE, its works council and trade unions say they oppose plans to end coal-fired power generation in Germany around 2035, raising questions over a possible compromise between a government commission and environmentalists. RWE said the date was unacceptable and more investments in grids and renewable energy were needed to secure energy supply in the future. Climate protection goals need to be balanced with the interests of customers and employees, it said in a statement. Its remarks were echoed by trade unions and RWE’s works council. Der Spiegel news weekly earlier reported that Ronald Pofalla, one of four heads of a government body tasked with planning Germany’s exit from coal and setting an exit date by the end of the year, had proposed to abandon coal between 2035 and 2038. The German economy ministry declined to comment. Germany aims to raise wind and solar power’s […]