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Braunkohletagebau Garzweiler, Jüchen

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Earth, wind,water and fire – elementary forces for existential needs

The lignite coal mining around Garzweiler takes place in Europe’s largest contiguous deposits. The giant bucket-wheel excavators in the enormous open cast mine are the largest in the world.

Yet power is not only generated from lignite coal in Rhein-Kreis Neuss. All the elements are used to supply electricity to the millions of people in the region. Of course, traditional water power no longer represents a significant source.

One of Europe’s largest photovoltaic facilities generates environmentally-friendly solar electricity on Lake Neurath near Grevenbroich. The wind farm on Vollrather Höhe is one of the largest in North Rhine-Westphalia. And a test field for testing and research into wind power has been built on Frimmersdorfer Höhe.

Mine, convert, expand, develop: Utilise resources, shape the living space

Gone are the times of tranquil windmills. They can still be found in many places in Rhein-Kreis Neuss as historic witnesses of power production, however, they are now only monuments of our cultural and economic history.

Cultivation of the landscape is one of the most important themes in Rhein-Kreis Neuss. Not least, this has to do with power production. Nowadays, sustainability is one of the key terms of a responsiblyminded economy.

Ecological aspects such as resource conservation, recultivation, recycling and environmental protection are at the very top of the agenda in Rhein-Kreis Neuss when it comes to the future shaping of the living space. Expertise has been developed here in cooperation with industry that is now in demand worldwide.

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