Zunkunft statt Braunkohle

Activists from Germany and Poland met at the border to protest the expansion of coal mining in the region, holding hands to form a human chain. Despite the push for renewables, one German state is considering expanding existing mining for lignite, the dirtiest form of coal. Locals are concerned about losing their homes as these massive open pit mines expand.

The title of the post translates to "A future without lignite," a slogan I saw on a protest sign.

                           A coal-fired power plant and a wind turbine near the Polish border in Germany

                          A coal-fired power plant and a wind turbine near the Polish border in Germany