News Digest Item
03 Feb 2017

“RWE Power warns of structural breaks”

Neuss-Grevenbroicher Zeitung

German utility RWE warns of structural breaks in the Rhenish lignite mining area in western Germany if the government decides on an early coal-exit date, writes Carsten Sommerfeld in Neuss-Grevenbroicher Zeitung. “We need time for structural adaptation. We know how long this process took in the Ruhr area,” said Eberhard Uhlig, head of lignite operations at RWE Power at an event in the Frimmersdorf power station. RWE wanted to continue to be a “reliable partner” for communities and the region in general, writes Sommerfeld.

Find the article in German here.

For more information, see the CLEW factsheet When will Germany finally ditch coal?

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