“Germans will pay dearly for lignite deal“
The German federal and state governments should start soon to secure the financing of long-term effects of lignite operations in order to be prepared for the possible scenario that Czech EPH evades having to fund liabilities and provisions in connection with its acquisition of Vattenfall’s German lignite plants and mines, writes Michael Bauchmüller in an opinion piece in Süddeutsche Zeitung. “The EPH-deal is pre-announced irresponsibility. He who doesn’t act fast, shares the guilt”, writes Bauchmüller. EPH “should have little difficulty skilfully dumping the responsibility for the effects of the lignite operations after having set aside the Swedish billions”, writes Bauchmüller.
Read the opinion piece in German here.