German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) wants to make the coal exit to the boss thing. They prefer the negotiations to, and have for the middle of January, the four Prime Ministers, in whose countries the climate-damaging brown coal for electricity generation is promoted, the competent Federal Minister and the Chairman of the coal Commission to the Chancellery invited, reports the mirror.
Where should it go to the state of the discussions, as well as the further process of hot it in the invitation. The coal Commission, actually, Commission on growth, structural change and employment, with representatives from industry, unions, academia, and environmental groups, to find a way to phase-out of lignite, including an end date for the last plant. In addition, you should develop proposals on how to mitigate the consequences for particularly affected regions in Eastern Germany and in the Rhine area. Results should be available in early February, later than originally planned. The Chancellor is, according to the report, unhappy with the progress of the negotiations.
just a few days ago, the last coal-mine in Germany was closed in Bottrop in the Ruhgebiet. A worker handed over here, Federal President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier, symbolically, the last piece of coal.
In contrast, does not belong to the brown coal promotion in Germany of the past. The example hambach forest. There opponents and supporters of the brown coal unforgiving face for years. After the removal of the tree houses, had erected the eco-activists there to Protest, wanted to RWE felling in October, actually, a large part of the forest for coal mining. The higher administrative court of Münster had but stop a temporary Grubbing-up. Since then, the forest is no longer operating site, but accessible to the public and is subject to the forestry act.