epa09562861 The steaming coal-fired power plant Datteln 4 is reflected in the water of the Dortmund-Ems-Canal in Datteln, Germany, 02 November 2021 (issued 04 November 2021). The production of carbon-based energy is one of the main sources of environmental pollution worldwide and the black coal consuming plant was controversial already before launched in May 2020. Germany, a coal extracting country, is striving to abolish coal and nuclear power and to convert to renewable energies, one of the main topics of the COP26.  EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL