Lubmin Power Station

From Global Energy Monitor

Lubmin Power Station (also known as Greifswald Power Station) in Lubmin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany was proposed by Dong Energy to have an installed capacity of 1600 megawatts and had a notional commissioning date of 2012. The project sparked widespread community opposition[1]In April 2008 Power in Europe, an energy trade newsletter, reported that the project "is in doubt after members of the SPD government in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern have threatened to resign if construction goes ahead.

Due to opposition, DONG Energy cancelled the project in 2009.[2]

Local opposition was high. Dong wanted to start construction this year and operations in 2012."[3] In its "new power plant tracker", the newsletter stated that the proposed "plant still in the the planning process. A final investment decision expected by the end of the year." It also notes that the environmental group BUND estimated that the project would emit 9 million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year.

Public opinion

Within the federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern the plans have met much opposition. A movement against the plan "Bürgerinitiativen Kein Steinkohlekraftwerk in Lubmin" (In English: "Citizen Initiative No Coal Powerplant in Lubmin") has risen.[4] Due to opposition, DONG Energy suspended the project.[5]

2009: Project Abandoned

According to Deutsche Umweltshilfe, the project was abandoned in 2009 after three years of permit procedures.[6]

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