Discover conventional energy sources

Fossil fuels secure the energy supply of the future

Discover conventional energy sources

Fossil fuels secure the energy supply of the future

Discover conventional energy sources

Fossil fuels secure the energy supply of the future

Discover conventional energy sources

Fossil fuels secure the energy supply of the future

Lignite, hard coal and gas are among the conventional energy sources in RWE’s portfolio. The electricity produced using these raw materials supplies households throughout Germany, keeps other RWE power stations operating, and ensures the energy supply on days when sun and wind are in shorter supply. 

Climate protection is a truly Herculean task for the area of conventional electricity generation in particular. But we accept the challenge – by constantly optimising and modernising our power plant portfolio, for example. The phaseout of coal is also on the agenda for RWE in the coming years. We are working very closely with our partners from industry and research as we take this responsible step, focusing in the process on the use of promising technologies that can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to a minimum.  

Learn more about the opportunities for electricity generation from the various primary energy sources, and RWE’s activities in these areas. 

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Our conventional primary energy sources

Lignite

Coal phase-out in progress – a fuel with a long tradition

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Hard coal

A commodity becomes part of history

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Nuclear power – focus on safe dismantling

In mid-April 2023, RWE shut down its last nuclear power plant

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Gas

The front runner of energy supply

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