Coal-hungry Germany not as green as it might seem

DIG THIS: A bucket chain excavator mines brown coal from the open cast facility at Vattenfall in Jaenschwalde, Germany
general coal mining A bucket chain excavator mines lignite in the open-cast mine of Vattenfall AG in Jaenschwalde, Germany, 15 January 2014. Lignite mining is booming despite the energy transition. Villages in the Lusatia region, which are threatened by the encroaching open-cast mines, fight the energy lobby. Photo: PATRICK PLEUL/dpan

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