Formation, Deposits and Mining

Lignite, or brown coal, is an important energy carrier for providing Germany with electric power. In 2017 some 23 % of the country’s electricity was still obtained from lignite. German mining activities are centred in the Rhenish lignite fields to the west of Cologne. In the new eastern states, lignite is mainly extracted in the mining areas of Central Germany and Lusatia.

  • Article no.: 46500924
  • Targetgroups: Sek I
  • Length: 20:08 min
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