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Ende Gelande blockades "fossil capitalism"

Alice Swift

[Editor's note: Ende Felande translates roughly as "here and no farther".]

Since 2015, Ende Gelände has predominantly targeted brown coal in Germany which along with other groups like the Hambacher Forest occupation succeeded in pushing for a coal phase-out in Germany.

However the new Social Democrat and Green Party coalition government have made clear that they intend to follow the British Government’s dash for gas.

The initiative led by the Green Party intends to build twelve liquefied natural gas terminals in the Hamburg area and have them operated by energy companies until 2043.

Similar to the UK the German government is using the war in Ukraine as a pretext to double down on fossil fuel consumption including ramping up fossil gas imports and potentially re-opening decommissioned coal power stations.