FILE PHOTO: The brand of Volkswagen is pictured at the LA Auto Present in Los Angeles, California, U.S., November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
February 14, 2020
FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen <VOWG_p.DE> is shutting down two coal-fired power stations at its main plant in Wolfsburg, Germany and has declined gives to promote them to cut down the corporate’s carbon dioxide emissions, Chief Govt Herbert Diess mentioned on Friday.
“I have already declined offers from several interested parties who wanted to buy our old Wolfsburg coal plants and rebuild them elsewhere in the world,” Diess mentioned in a put up https://bit.ly/38vkmsU on LinkedIn.
Volkswagen mentioned it’s changing the coal-fired power stations with fuel turbine crops, a step which can assist cut VW factory’s carbon dioxide emissions by 60%, equal to the emissions of 870,000 vehicles.
Seven out of the ten greatest carbon-dioxide polluters in Europe are coal-fired power stations in Germany, Volkswagen mentioned.
(Reporting by Edward Taylor; enhancing by Thomas Seythal)