Re-greening the regions requires national effort

Mike Foley
Updated November 18 2019 - 1:57pm, first published November 16 2019 - 4:00am
Germany will be coal free by 2038, and plans are in place to make the transition with no forced job losses.
Germany will be coal free by 2038, and plans are in place to make the transition with no forced job losses.

Jogi Lenort's life's work as a miner in Germany's major coal field in the Ruhr region defined him, and the federal government's decision to close its underground black coal industry shook his world.

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Mike Foley

Mike Foley

National rural reporter

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