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29 Sep 2017

Court rules in favour of coal-fired power plant construction

tageszeitung (taz)

A court in Lower Saxony ruled against objections by environmental organisations and decided that chemical company Dow may build a coal-fired power plant in the northern German state, reports Gernot Knödler in the tageszeitung (taz). The plaintiffs had argued that the construction of a new coal-fired power plant was not in line with Germany’s climate targets. The project is the last planned coal plant in northern Germany for the foreseeable future, writes Knödler.

Read the article in German here.

For background, read the factsheet When will Germany finally ditch coal?

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