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  • Lignite (brown coal)

    Lignite (brown coal) which Germany has in large quantities, is the dirtiest kind of coal.
  • Lobbying

    Even though the switch to renewable energy is financially appealing in the long run, some actors will lose money; therefore, they have a strong interest in trying to stop the Energiewende. The main problems in Germany are the car industry and the coal workers’ unions.