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OVG Münster Revokes Preliminary Decision Pursuant to Immission Control Act for Datteln Power Plant

Last week the Higher Administrative Court for the State of North Rhine-Westphalia in Münster (OVG Münster) revoked the preliminary decision (Vorbescheid) in favour of E.ON’s planned coal-fired Datteln power plant unit 4. The preliminary decision had been challenged by the environmental organisation BUND (Friends of the Earth). The court did, however, point out that this was not necessarily the end of the Datteln power plant project.

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Higher Administrative Court Clears Mannheim Coal-Fired Power Plant Project

The Higher Administrative Court of Baden-Württemberg has cleared the way for GKM’s new unit 9 hard coal-fired power plant project in Mannheim, dismissing the case brought against the permit pursuant to the Federal Immission Control Act (BImSchG) by BUND, the German section of Friends of the Earth.

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CJEU Strengthens Rights of Environmental Organisations in German Courts

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down an important ruling in the Trianel Lünen power plant case. The decision deals with rights of environmental protection organisations to contest decisions that are likely to have significant effects on the environment. The CJEU held that in the Trianel Lünen case the right to contest the permit applied for European law reasons, even where national procedural laws otherwise would not permit this.

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