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26 Feb 2018

German coal-mining state Brandenburg presents structural economic change projects at EU forum

Brandenburg State Ministry for the Economy and Energy

The German coal-mining state Brandenburg will present fellow EU regions a variety of different projects aimed at steering the regional economy away from fossil power generation. As part of the Europe-wide “coal platform”, Brandenburg will show possible future scenarios for the coal region Lusatia, such as turning it into a cluster for low-carbon shipping as the region’s many lakes resulting from shut down coal mines offer ample opportunities for testing such technology, the ministry says in a press release. In the entire EU, 42 regions in 11 member states are affected by structural economic changes in the coal industry. The coal platform is aimed at pooling their experiences and contributing to the achievement of European climate targets in a socially acceptable manner, the press release says.

See the CLEW factsheet Coal in Germany for background.

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