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Germany’s lignite phase-out in figures

Germany plans to take around 8.5 GW of lignite power plants offline by 2030, according to a timeline published last week Germany plans to take around 8.5 GW of lignite power plants offline by 2030, according to a timeline published last week.
By Andreas Walstad 20 January 2020 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation 0 34945
Chart showing Germany's lignite phase-out plans

Germany last week revealed a timetable for its planned phase-out of brown coal power plants which shows that at least 2.8 GW of capacity will go offline by end-2022, a total of 3.6 GW by 2025 and a total of 8.5 GW by end 2029. Around 1.6 GW of the capacity will be put in a strategic reserve in case of power shortages. The last lignite plants will be shut down either by...