Laboratories instead of excavators: From lignite mining area to research region –

In the process of ending the use of brown coal, two new research centres are to be established in eastern Germany. Six ideas have made it to the shortlist. The article is available at (only in German)

As clear as the coal phase-out seemed just a few weeks ago, the roadmap is uncertain today: if fuel supplies from Russia fail to materialise, lignite-based power generation could be increased again on a temporary basis.