Government finances structural change projects in Lusatia
The German federal government and the states have agreed to allocate 7.3 million euros over the next four years to help the eastern German Lusatia region cope with the structural changes resulting from a “gradual adaptation process in lignite-based power production”, economy minister Sigmar Gabriel said in a press release. Individual projects would cover areas such as competitiveness of businesses, energy efficiency, mobility, joint regional marketing and tourism.
Read the press release in German here.
Read the CLEW factsheet Coal in Germany and the CLEW article Czech utility takes over Vattenfall’s German lignite for background.