"Saxony battles the coal exit"
The federal state of Saxony intends to forge a coalition of coal-producing German states against a possible nation-wide coal exit, the Leipziger Volkszeitung reports. Saxony’s Christian-democrat state premier Stanislaw Tillich called the aim to tackle coal in the Climate Action Plan 2050 a “catastrophically wrong decision” that would eventually cause the Energiewende to fail, according to the newspaper. Tillich vowed to “fight for securing affordable electricity” while his party agreed on an investment guarantee for lignite mining in Saxony, the newspaper added.
For more information on the regional impact of energy transition read the CLEW factsheet German federalism: In 16 states of mind over the Energiewende.