“A chance for Lusatia”
Sweden and Germany should set a precedent with Vattenfall’s lignite assets in the eastern German region of Lusatia and transfer the operations into a state-owned foundation with the clear goal of a socially acceptable and environmentally responsible lignite phase-out, writes Jennifer Morgan, executive director of Greenpeace International in a guest commentary in Handelsblatt. “Together, the two countries can breathe life into the Paris Agreement by keeping the coal in Lusatia in the ground,” writes Morgan.
Former US Vice President Al Gore also called on both the Swedish and the German governments to work together to keep coal in the ground in a separate tweet.
Read the guest commentary (behind paywall) in German here.
Find Gore’s tweet in English here.
Read the CLEW article on Czech utility EPH’s plans to take over Vattenfall’s German lignite.