News Digest Item
04 Jul 2018

Saxony introduces master plan for energy research – but doesn’t discriminate against lignite

Sächsische Zeitung

The state government of Saxony in eastern Germany, where parts of the Lusatian lignite mining district are located, has published a master plan for future energy research, including the areas of nuclear security, battery production, and photovoltaics, Georg Moeritz writes in the Sächsische Zeitung. The plan is not meant to be construed as implementation of the energy transition, and does not discriminate against any form of energy, the ministers for science and economy said. Saxony is pursuing a “traditional energy policy,” in which the use of lignite (brown coal) is important for supply security. On the other hand, Saxony is actively involved in the energy transition project, and this requires energy research, economy minister Martin Dulig said.

Read the article in German here.

Find a CLEW factsheet on Germany’s plan for a future coal phase-out here.

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