News Digest Item
09 Aug 2018

Rhenish coal mining district prepares proposals for structural adjustment to coal phase-out

dpa / Die Welt

The Rhenish lignite mining district plans to present in the coming weeks its programme for adjusting structurally to a phase-out of coal, according to a dpa article carried by Die Welt. The coal-exit commission, established by the federal government, has been tasked with submitting proposals for structural adjustment for lignite-mining regions by the end of October, the article says. The district’s draft plan highlights three areas in which the region could focus to adjust to a coal phase-out: energy, innovation and research, and infrastructure and land use, according to the article.

Read the article in German here.

For background, read the article Commission watch – Managing Germany’s coal phase-out and the factsheets Germany’s coal exit commission and Germany’s three lignite mining regions.

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