Lubmin Power Station

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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]

Articles and Resources


  1. Jyllands-Posten, "Citizens' protest against Danish Dong Energy", Esmerk, April 8, 2008.
  2. "DONG Energy Withdraws from Greifswald," company press release December 11, 2009
  3. "Coal on the rocks", Power in Europe, Issue 523, April 7, 2008.
  6. "Projects of coal-fired power plants in Germany since 2007," Deutsche Umwelthilfe, November 2012

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