News Digest Item
15 Nov 2018

Neighbours sue German energy company RWE over planned new lignite plant

dpa / Focus

The neighbours of a lignite power plant in the city of Bergheim in Germany’s western region of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) are suing the energy company RWE over its plans to replace four older generating units at its Niederaußem plant with a modern coal plant, the news agency dpa reports in an article carried by Focus Online. The petitioners say the planned new lignite plant violates a regional development plan from 1995, as well as NRW’s climate protection law, and argue that possible future sound emission levels have not been examined properly.

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