Tuesday, November 24, 2020
“Structural development in the coal regions needs specific projects and innovators. Lusatia has the potential to become a European pioneer for a new energy mix,” Steinbach emphasized. It is important to continue the exchange between the coal regions even during the corona pandemic. ” the international arena must continue to be carried into the country and vice versa “, said the minister.
Some of the coal regions in Germany have already seen a dramatic structural change with hard breaks. There were also many protests in Lusatia against the planned closure of coal-fired power plants and opencast mines. Thousands of jobs still depend on lignite. The multi-billion dollar structural change will soon begin with the first projects. The main goal is to create new and sustainable jobs so that the regions do not fall behind economically if Germany abandons coal-fired power generation by 2038 at the latest.