"With a protest against the conversion of Lusatian lignite environmental activists have drawn attention on Friday, Jänschwalde (Spree-Neisse) on climate issues."
"As Renate Kocher, head of the polling institute Allensbach, writes in a commentary for the "Business Week" lean, 81 percent of citizens to build coal-fired power plants from their region."
81% of all germans are against coal power plants.
you can build combination power plants solar+coal with coal as a backup source,
and you can use heat and power and the most old ones do not use the heat.
in fact you can save a lot of co2 if you increase the efficiency.