News Digest Item
12 Aug 2016

“No concept for the coal exit”

Mitteldeutsche Zeitung

Politicians and citizens in Saxony-Anhalt have discussed the future of the region after the closure of lignite mine Profen in 2035. Local politicians and business representatives are worried about the 3,000 employees that work for coal company Mibrag and about related jobs in other industries, Steffen Höhne writes in the Mitteldeutsche Zeitung. They wanted to know how much money the state government would provide to get through the structural changes ahead. Others suggested using the extracted lignite in chemical processes instead of as a power source.

Read the article in German here.

See a CLEW factsheet on coal in Germany.

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