News Digest Item
26 Oct 2018

“Slowly, Germany bids farewell to coal”

Equal Times

The last German hard coal mine will close in December 2018. Cristina Belda Font, writing for Equal Times, takes a closer look at the 50-year transformation that coal mining and energy industry has seen in the Ruhr region. Some mines are already used to test new technology, such as pumped-storage hydro power. But while the story of hard coal mining has ended, Germany still grapples with the issue of lignite (brown coal) mining and a high dependency on fossil fuels in the electricity sector, the author says.

Read the feature in English here.

Read a CLEW factsheet on coal in Germany’s here.

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