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Neurath lignite-fired power stations. Exterior of the lignite-fuelled power stations Neurath 2 and 3 at Neurath, Grevenbroich, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. This power station was opened in 2012. It is operated by RWE, who claim its two units are the most modern of its kind in the world. Lignite ('brown coal') is a soft brown combustible sedimentary rock formed from naturally compressed peat. Photographed in 2016.
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