News Digest Item
03 Jan 2017

Coal state premier against fixing date for lignite exit

German coal mining state Brandenburg premier Dietmar Woidke has rejected calls for an end date for the country’s use of lignite for power generation. “A discussion on whether we will switch off brown coal in 10, 20 or 40 years would only lead to a loss of jobs in Germany,” Woidke said in an interview with publishing group He said renewables were not in a position yet to reliably cover power demand.

Read the interview in German here.

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

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