News Digest Item
15 Mar 2018

Coal exit already happening step-by-step – Leag head

Märkische Allgemeine Zeitung

Germany’s coal exit is “already happening, step-by-step”, but the country still needs coal power plants, Helmar Rendez, head of Lusatian energy company Leag, told Märkische Allgemeine Zeitung in an interview. “Anyone calling for the immediate shutdown of 3, 5 or 7 megawatts of capacity is ignoring supply security. As long as there is no adequate, cost effective storage for renewable power, we are the ones ensuring a power supply from the plug,” Rendez said.

Read the interview in German here.

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

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