News Digest Item
31 Aug 2017

State premier: “Lignite indispensable until 2050“

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Zeitung für kommunale Wirtschaft

Germany’s lignite industry received a lot of support at an energy conference in eastern Germany, economic newspaper Zeitung für kommunale Wirtschaft reports. At the Eastern German Energy Forum, the state premier of Saxony-Anhalt, Rainer Haseloff, said lignite would be indispensable in Germany until 2050. He pointed to a shortage of power storage technology and neighbouring countries' continued use of the fuel.

Read the article in German here.

See the CLEW factsheet When will Germany finally ditch coal? for more information.


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