Entries tagged with "Hambach Forest"

Lignite (brown coal)

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

Anti-coal activism in Germany

One main failure of the Energiewende has been coal’s continued presence, and German activists are taking matters into their own hands to do what the government won’t: phase out coal.

Hambach Forest

The Hambach Forest is a historic forest in Germany which lies ontop of a brown coal field. The energy company RWE has been fighting activists who want to stop mining there. An occupation of the forest in conjunction with court cases has so far been successful in blocking the mining there from beginning.