News Digest Item
04 Apr 2017

Green state MP says Belgium should get coal power for shutting down nuclear plant

Rheinische Post

Germany should provide Belgium with power from coal plants in exchange for Brussels’ commitment to shut down the old nuclear plants Doel and Tihange near the German border, Green state MP Hans Christian Markert, from the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), proposed, according to Rheinische Post. “Lignite will be mined in the Rhine district until at least 2045,” Markert said. Since a new power converter will soon provide the state of Baden-Württemberg with Rhenish coal power as a replacement for the state’s gradually decommissioned nuclear plants, the same coal power could be sent across the border to Belgium “to assist nuclear exit in both plants”, Markert explained.

Read the article in German here.

See the CLEW factsheet Germany’s energy consumption and power mix in charts for background.

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