Germany might oppose stricter EU emission rules for lignite plants
Germany might prevent the adoption of stricter EU emission rules for lignite plants, reports Malte Kreutzfeldt in left-wing newspaper tageszeitung (taz). According to the environment ministry, it remains undecided whether Germany will oppose the new rules in a vote scheduled for 28 April. The environment ministry and the Federal Environmental Agency (UBA) both argue the new rules would require expensive investments at lignite plants with little benefits. Environmental organisations say they are outraged because old lignite plants seem more important to the government than citizens’ health.
Read the article in German here.