New chance for coal-fired power plant in datteln

New chance for coal-fired power plant in datteln

The north rhine-westphalian state government has now created the prerequisites for this. On friday, the dusseldorf state chancellery gave the go-ahead for a state planning deviation procedure. Eon had built in a different place than the plan called for. Residents and environmentalists fear the emissions. The greens stressed that it remained uncertain whether datteln IV would ever come online. Further approvals must follow.

The project is also controversial within the red-green coalition. SPD does not want to let the highly efficient pile degenerate into a billion-dollar grave. The greens reject new coal-fired power plants because of the burden on the climate.

"Whether datteln IV will ever be connected to the grid is not yet certain," emphasized the chairman of the grunen state parliamentary group, reiner priggen, in a press release. "The whole process was flawed from the start and that’s why it has failed time and again in the courts.

"State party leader sven lehmann announced via twitter: "in the end, the courts will decide."

Now it’s the turn of the ruhr regional association (rvr). He advised on 13. December about a possible regional plan change. This involves the supplementary approval of the construction site. The power plant was built about five kilometers from the intended site. Environmentalists had successfully sued against this before the munster higher administrative court.

Furthermore, the use of imported coal must be allowed. In the original documents, priority was given to domestic hard coal, but this will no longer be available after germany pulls out in 2018. The coal-fired power plant on the edge of the ruhr region is 80 percent complete.

"The task now is to give the investor a fair chance to continue the construction of the most modern coal-fired power plant and at the same time to take into account the justified interests of the residents according to law and order," emphasized SPD faction leader norbert romer.

"We want the energy turnaround and the expansion of renewable energies."At the same time, coal-fired power plants will be needed for a long time to come in order to supply affordable electricity. This is also important for NRW as an industrial location.

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