Rumours of new mining permits

The German division of Sweden’s state-owned Vattenfall has taken further steps to push for a mining permit for the open pit at Nochten II, sources have told SvD.

However, Mikael Petrovic-Wågmark Vattenfall’s head of Nordic press affairs, tells SvD that no investment decisions have been taken and no mining permits have been granted that will enable the company to expand its lignite operations.