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Saxony-Anhalt rejects early exit from coal


The head of Saxony-Anhalt does not see the early end of lignite mining in the Rhenish mining area as a role model. Right now, all capacities must be kept on the grid, says Reiner Haseloff.

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Lignite mining in Saxony-Anhalt

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After the coal compromise in North Rhine-Westphalia, the Prime Minister of Saxony-Anhalt rejected an early exit for his state.

"The legal situation and a general exit in 2038 is realistic. This was decided with a broad social consensus," said Reiner Haseloff (CDU) of the Funke media group, according to a pre-announcement.

According to Haseloff, the capacities must be kept connected to the grid right now, otherwise there is a risk of further shortages.

An exit before 2038 would weaken Germany as an industrial location.

The economic ministries of North Rhine-Westphalia and the federal government had agreed with the energy company RWE to bring forward the phase-out of coal in the Rhenish mining area by eight years to 2030 for climate protection.

At the same time, two lignite-fired power plants are to run longer than planned.

Lignite is also still mined in Saxony-Anhalt.


Source: spiegel

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