“The Energiewende has to remain affordable”
In an interview with Gitta Düperthal, Manfred Maresch, head of the district German mining union in the lignite coal town of Alsdorf, says the union is not against the Energiewende. Instead, he says, it is concerned about the social implications of shutting down coal. “For people and the economy, the Energiewende must remain affordable,” he says. The interview was conducted during the “Climate Camp” held by activists in favour of shutting down the lignite coal mines in the area.
Read the interview in German here.
Read a CLEW factsheet on coal in Germany here.