Video: Laschet: Coal plan is a package of reason

NOTE: This post will be sent without speaker text. O-Ton Armin Laschet (CDU), Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia: “This is a package of reason that covers the various legitimate concerns, protection for the climate, structural reinforcement for the regions affected and security of supply for our industry, especially in North Rhine-Westphalia For the employees in the power plants and open-cast mines, who will now quickly be certain about what their professional prospects look like, for the energy suppliers who receive a reliable basis for further corporate and investment planning and for the coal regions affected It is also important for us that there is now clarity around the Hambacher Forst. The Hambach open-cast mine will be reduced, the Hambacher Forst will be preserved, and we will start to exit coal-fired power generation in the Rhenish district by using here take the first power plants off the grid already in 202 0. So at the end of the year the very first block will be shut down here in North Rhine-Westphalia as a result of these decisions. This makes us a pioneer country in Germany. None of the German states will reduce CO2 as much as North Rhine-Westphalia. “

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