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25 Sep 2018

“Germany will depend on coal for decades to come” – NRW economy minister

General Anzeiger

Germany is bound to remain dependent on coal for years to come, up until 2040, although this dependence will gradually decrease, Andreas Pinkwart (FDP), economy minister of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), where one of the remaining lignite mines is located and where protesters are blocking the expansion of RWE’s mining activities in the Hambach Forest, told the General Anzeiger in an interview. It is not possible for Germany to phase out both nuclear and coal power at the same time, Pinkwart said.

Read the interview in German here.

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