RWE Struggles To Remain Profitable, Mulls Closing Garzweiler Mine

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Bucket excavators dig lignite coal out of the ground at the... News PhotoBergheim,Bucket,Business,Coal,Digging,Earth Mover,Environmental Damage,Environmental Issues,Finance,Fuel and Power Generation,Germany,Horizontal,Lignite,PollutionPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesJACKERATH, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 20: Bucket excavators dig lignite coal out of the ground at the Garzweiler open-pit coal mine at Jackerath view point on November 19, 2013 near Bergheim, Germany. RWE, the energy company that owns the Garzweiler mine, is struggling to remain profitable as Germany switches away from nuclear to renewable energy sources. Many of the company's coal-fired plants are no longer profitable and the company is considering closing the Garzweiler mine by 2018. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)