All scientists and most politicians agree that the age of fossil fuels is past and that we need to focus on clean, renewable energy.
We also know that the demand for lignite will dramatically decrease over the next decade. However, RWE is still planning to enlarge the open-pit mine at Garzweiler and destroy several villages in the process without need.
Last weekend saw several coordinated protests from various anti-coal organizations against RWE’s actions.
Unfortunately, the NRW government decided to deploy riot police to stifle the legitimate protests, partially with brute force, again placing RWE’s corporate interests above its citizens, hurting and alienating even more of us in the process.