News Digest Item
06 Feb 2017

“The lignite saviour”

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Exiting coal in Germany is a generational project that takes 30 years, says Helmar Rendez, chairman of Germany’s LEAG, the company responsible for lignite operations in eastern German region Lusatia. Rendez plans to decide by the summer if LEAG will expand existing open pit mines, writes Andreas Mihm in a profile story in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Lignite was a “bridge for the Energiewende,” as renewables were not capable of securing supply by themselves, says Rendez.

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