May 16, 2008 / 12:50 PM / 11 years ago

TABLE-Progress tracker for German power plant projects

 (adds news from MVV, Mainz
 FRANKFURT, May 16 (Reuters) - The following table tracks the status of new coal-fired
power plant projects in Germany, based on Reuters stories and information obtained from
utilities and campaigners.
 Up to 2020, Europe's biggest electricity market must replace 40,000 MW to keep in step
with coming closures.
 Green lobbies have started organising opposition to new coal-burning facilities which are
a big source of carbon dioxide pollution. They favour gas-to-power, or renewable energy.
 There are also residents' initiatives springing up which oppose the plants out of a range
of concerns. These include fears over dust particle emissions or obstructions such as cooling
towers which could spoil landscapes and deter tourists.
 The plants listed here have either become subject to opposition, or their backers have
made explicit statements about them going ahead.
 The table does not describe the planned total of projects, especially those for gas-fired
plants. A separate table listing known German thermal plant projects can be accessed by
clicking on [ID:nL2143802].
                                   MW      DATE                                UPDATE
EON/Hanover Staudinger  hard coal  1,100       2012    E.ON must weigh coal vs gas,
         Nr 6, near                                 document environmental impact
         Hanau/Frankfurt                            public to be heard in autumn '08, E.ON
                                                    says will not build it against
                                                    opposition                     02/05/08
Duesseldorf Duesseldorf  hard coal    400       2012   Utility boards to review a
  utility    -Lausward                                 2006 plan in May '08           02/05/08
GKM/MVV     Mannheim     hard coal    910       2013   Citizens group Ikema says it is
                                                    opposed, MVV says confident of getting
                                                    approval in 2009               16/05/08
EnBW        Karlsruhe    hard coal    900       2011   Approval for construction has
                                 (220 heat)         been obtained, EnBW also looking
                                                    for other sites                25/04/08
KMW Mainz-Wiesbaden
         Mainz        hard coal    823    2012/13   KMW holding on to plans despite a
                                                    non-binding political vote against the
                                                    plant, supervisory board unsuccessfully
                                                    searched for gas supplier, abandoned
                                                    gas as alternative             16/05/08
         Brunsbuettel hard coal  1,800    2012/13   City approved the project
                                                    This does not equal OK for construction
                                                    but allows formal application  23/04/08
Electrabel  Brunsbuettel hard coal    800       2012   Company in talks with city     23/04/08
Trianel     Luenen       hard coal    750       2012   Local government gave preliminary okay
                                                    Environmentalists say they are opposed
Vattenfall  Hamburg      hard coal  1,654       2012   Environment department studies
                                                    application, has tendered for
                                                    gas plant as poss. alternative 17/4/08
Dong        Lubmin       hard coal  1,600       2012   Application procedures
                                                    run according to plan          15/4/08
RWE         Hamm         hard coal  1,600       2012   RWE signs deal with 23 partners 19/2/08
 (Reporting by Vera Eckert)

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