News Digest Item
16 Nov 2018

Court stops construction of new RWE lignite plant


A court in Germany has stopped plans of energy company RWE to build the country’s “most state-of-the-art” lignite power plant in Niederaußem in federal state North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), the newspaper WirtschaftsWoche reports. The court said citizens “have not been properly informed” about the environmental consequences of the plant that had received its construction license in 2014. “Regardless of today’s ruling the prospects for implementation of the project meanwhile have become very modest, both from an economic and from a political perspective,” RWE said.

Read the article in German here.

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