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Germany: Protesters demand faster shut down of coal extraction site in Lausitz south of Berlin

Coal exit demanded Hundreds of people demonstrated in Lusatia on Sunday for a speedy exit from lignite. "Yesterday's energy is destroying our future" and "Love for Lusatia - not for coal" was the message on posters. "A fair exit from coal must be initiated so that the region gets the opportunities it deserves," said climate activist Luisa Neubauer. A term of the power plants until 2038 is not constitutional in view of the Paris Agreement. An alliance had called for the demonstration, including Fridays for Future, Greenpeace and the "All Villages Remain" initiative. The police spoke of about 550 participants. While the 2030 phase-out of coal has now been decided for the Rhenish lignite mining area, 2038 is still the phase-out date in the east. According to the Federal Ministry of Economics, talks are also being held about an earlier end for the East German opencast mines.

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  • Kevin



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    German authorities should move with speed to clear this

    • Tabitha Kimani



      62 w

      I hope all the concerned will do the necessary.

      • Jehannes Ros


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        A good claim. And shows the lack of any insight by the German parties and the largest NGOs in Germany. They have closed more the 20GW of sustainable nuclear in about a decade, yet they still burn coal until at least 2038

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