Personal bookmark. There are six or seven more coal plants coming online in Germany.
From Reuters Africa:
Boxberg R has 675 MW power capacity, cost $1 billion
Swedish utility Vattenfall's German unit started up a new coal-fired power station on Thursday in a rare departure from the country's strategy to focus on renewable energy and ditch its nuclear power.
The 675 megawatts (MW) Boxberg R plant in the eastern state of Saxony will be fuelled with local brown coal from an adjacent eastern German mining area and cost 1 billion euros ($1.29 billion) to build.
Saxony state premier Stanislaw Tillich said the brown coal was local, providing for steady power generation and would complement renewables, such as solar and windpower, whose output varies depending on weather patterns.
"Our domestic brown coal is an important partner for renewable energy because it guarantees security of supply," he said in a statement....MORE