Application for a temporary injunction in preparation for: power plant operator Steag wants to complain exit

The Essen-based energy company Steag, one of the largest operators of coal-fired power plants in Germany, wants to bring an action before the Federal constituti

Application for a temporary injunction in preparation for: power plant operator Steag wants to complain exit

The Essen-based energy company Steag, one of the largest operators of coal-fired power plants in Germany, wants to bring an action before the Federal constitutional court against the law on the Coal phase-out. "We are in the last preparations for an emergency appeal to the Federal constitutional court," confirmed a Steag spokesman on Wednesday, the F. A. Z. Previously, the "Handelsblatt had reported" Steag does not want to stop the Coal phase-out, to call but a better compensation for the Shutdown of its facilities. Steag see in the Law, undue interference in its property rights.

The multiple of the Ruhr area municipalities belonging to the coal hiding Romer had already complained after the adoption of the exit law is a "fundamental difference in treatment of lignite and hard coal - fired power plants". While there is for the brown coal binding timetables and fixed compensation sums, would have pushed the coal-fired power plants in that are difficult to calculate decommissioning of auctions with an uncertain outcome, had Steag-in-chief Joachim Rumstadt said. Steag reserve the right to use legal means of protection against the law.

the Bundestag and the Federal Council had decided in early July to the gradual phase-out of coal-fired generation no later than 2038. The conditions for the Shutdown of the coal-fired power plants were short prior to the adoption of the law for the benefit of the coal industry have been improved. Steag is not enough. Also from the municipalities, which the company with power plants in North Rhine-Westphalia and the Saarland, was the criticism came.

Updated Date: 29 July 2020, 12:20

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