The energy company RWE after the compromise for a phase-out of climate-damaging coal-fired power generation to a loss of jobs. How many employees will be affected, he could not say today, said RWE chief Rolf Martin Schmitz in an Interview with the “Rheinische Post” (Monday edition). “But I reckon with a significant reduction already in 2023, that goes far beyond the previous plans and through normal attrition. This relates directly to the end of 2022, the employees want to close the power plants.“ Indirectly Employed in mining in the following years will then be affected. The removal will social be tolerated.

it was Positive that the coal Commission have reached an almost unanimous result. “Because we need a consensus and planning security.” How the implementation is working and what hot for RWE, it is necessary to analyze first. “But it is clear, and that everyone should be aware of, in lignite, there will be deep cuts.”

The coal Commission had agreed at the weekend on an Off for the last coal-fired power plant no later than 2038. The end date can be brought forward to 2035. There was only one vote against in the 28-member body consisting of representatives from science, industry, trade unions and environmental groups. The consequences for the affected brown coal areas of the Rhineland, and East Germany cushion, intended by 2040, at least 40 billion euros. As a relief for the experts, however, expected electricity price increase, it should be from 2023 according to the current state annually about two billion euros for companies and private households.