Germany: Coal Mining Subsidies | Library of Congress
2008-3-1 · (Apr. 2, 2008) On December 12, 2007, the President of Germany promulgated the Act to Finance the Termination of Subsidized Coal Mining by 2018 (BUNDESGESETZBLATT I at 3086). The Act is the result of an agreement between the German Federal Government and the states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Saarland, where the German hard coal mines are located.Hard coal subsidies: A never-ending story? - ScienceDirect2007-7-1 · Since the coal crisis of 1958, Germany has been subsidizing the hard coal mining sector, spending some €158 billion—in prices of the year 2000—between 1958 and 2002 ( Storchmann, 2005, p. 1491 ). Even today, hard coal support is still the largest single subsidy paid by the German federal government ( BMF, 2006 ).Q&A: Is Germany reverting to coal to fight the gas supply …2022-8-5 · Hard coal mining – after decades of subsidies – was discontinued in 2018, and since then Germany has had to import all the hard coal it needs. Its leading coal suppliers were Russia (50%), the United States (17%), Australia (13%) and Colombia (6%), followed by Poland, Canada and South Africa .