The phase-out of lignite affected länder are to get to the year 2038, a total funding of 40 billion euros. 14 billion of which will accrue to the countries than direct financial aid, the Rest in the Form of “further measures for the benefit of the brown coal regions” as the editors ‘ network Germany (RND) reported, citing a white paper. The report was confirmed to the German press Agency in government circles.

The sum corresponds to what was requested in the final report, the government established a coal Commission. The Commission had submitted to, after long negotiations, by the end of January, a concept for a phase-out of coal-fired generation no later than 2038.

“the aim of the government is to get the regions as an energy regions of the future, and to avoid structural breaks as well as the constraints of international competitiveness”, – quotes the mirror from the introduction of the paper.

37 percent of the funds (€5.2 billion), according to the RND of North Rhine-Westphalia. Brandenburg is to receive 25.8 percent (3.6 billion euros), Saxony 25.2 per cent (3.5 billion euros) and Saxony-Anhalt, 12 per cent (1.7 billion euros). The money is to be made for projects in the areas of economy, Innovation, digitisation, infrastructure, nature conservation, spatial development and tourism. The countries should be able to manage the funds itself, says the paper. The Federal government would like to examine the use of resources, however, every three years.

Already on Thursday had agreed that the Federal Finance Minister, Olaf Scholz (SPD) and the Coal phase-affected provinces to immediately program. With 260 million euros in various projects to be funded. The Federal government will bear 240 million euros. The heads of government of the Eastern German brown coal countries had fought last, however, to have planned projects co-Finance.