News Digest Item
07 Aug 2018

Plans to bulldoze German villages for lignite move forward

National Public Radio

Centuries-old villages across Germany are being bulldozed to make way for brown coal mines, Esme Nicholson reports for American broadcaster National Public Radio. Despite the country’s substantial investment in renewable energy deployment, coal still supplied 37 percent of Germany’s electricity last year, according to the report. Germany is the world’s biggest lignite miner, sullying its reputation as a pioneer of clean energy, Nicholson says.

Listen to the report in English here.

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

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