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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]. LEAD PLANNED PLANNED ENVISAGED PLANNED CURRENT ENTRY DATE OPERATOR LOCATION FUEL SOURCE CAPACITY START STATUS OF LATEST
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 Suedweststrom/Iberdrola
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
09/5/08 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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