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Steam rises from the cooling towers of the Jänschwalde lignite-fired power plant operated by Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG (LEAG). / Photo: Patrick Pleul/dpa/Archivbild

Leag power plants are not all running at full load

At the onset of winter, the power plant units in Lusatia are not running at full capacity due to disruptions at the Jänschwalde and Boxberg sites. According to the operator Leag, a "minor malfunction" was detected in a boiler at the Jänschwalde lignite-fired power plant. This means that the units ar ..

Saxony's Energy Minister Wolfram Günther in Berlin / Photo: Jens Kalaene/dpa/Archivbild

Saxony calls for rapid solution for major projects

Saxony's Energy Minister Wolfram Günther has called for swift certainty for planned and eligible projects following the budget ruling. "In Saxony, we are talking about the chip industry, the solar industry and large hydrogen projects, among others," said the Green politician on Monday after consulta ..

View of the production building of TechniSat Vogtland GmbH. / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Technisat counts on growth through DAB+ and sees potential in disaster alerting

Electronics manufacturer Technisat, which produces radios in Schöneck in the Vogtland region, is building on further growth through digital reception via DAB+. Since the introduction of this broadcasting standard, around 16 million devices have been sold in Germany, Managing Director Stefan Kön told the German Press Agency. And in future, these radios could also play an important role in alerting the population in the event of a disaster.

The bus stop at Bartlake in Dresden / Photo: Daniel Schäfer/dpa/Symbild

Information shows bus and train capacity utilization in real time

Passengers on Dresden's public transport system (DVB) can now see how full their streetcars or buses will be before they set off. A corresponding automatic passenger counting system has been installed in the vehicles, as the DVB announced on Friday. The display in the timetable information on the In ..

A fire department ambulance drives along a road / Photo: Fernando Gutierrez-Juarez/dpa/Symbolic image

Oncoming traffic overlooked: Driver injured in accident

One of the two drivers was seriously injured in an accident involving two cars in the Zwickau district. The man at the wheel of the other car had turned left at a junction on Monday and had overlooked the oncoming vehicle of the 73-year-old, according to the police. A third vehicle was damaged by de ..

Tracks are laid in the ballast bed at a railroad station / Photo: Hauke-Christian Dittrich/dpa/Symbolic image

Restrictions between Halle and Magdeburg

Train travelers between Halle and Magdeburg must be prepared for restrictions due to construction work from 24 November to 1 December 2023. The Köthen junction will be equipped with modern control and safety technology during this time, Deutsche Bahn announced on Monday. It will be necessary to clos ..

A person uses an old radiator / Photo: Fabian Sommer/dpa

Share of modern heating systems increased in Saxony

The proportion of households in Saxony with modern heating systems has risen. At the same time, the proportion of particularly old heating systems has risen. The federal government is planning measures for climate-friendly heating.

A sign indicates that illegally parked vehicles will be towed away. / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Ruling on the amount of parking fees for a towed car

How long can a private towing service collect demurrage charges for a car that has been removed and can these charges run into the thousands? The Federal Court of Justice (BGH) is set to announce a ruling on this on Friday (9.00 am) in Karlsruhe.It concerns a case from Saxony in which the towing com ..

A police emergency vehicle at the scene of an accident / Photo: Stefan Puchner/dpa/Symbolic image

Fire engine collides with tree: 100,000 euros damage

The accident involving a fire engine in Ottendorf-Okrilla (Bautzen district) on Wednesday caused damage of around 100,000 euros. This was announced by the police on Thursday. The 59-year-old driver had to swerve out of the way of an oncoming vehicle that did not provide sufficient space. The body of ..

Pope Francis waves from a car as he arrives at St. Stephen's Cathedral / Photo: Denes Erdos/AP/dpa

Vatican relies on e-cars from Saxony

Electric cars from Saxony are now on the road in the service of the Holy See. This week, two ID.3 vehicles were handed over to Pope Francis. Both were manufactured in the Transparent Factory in Dresden, a spokesperson for Volkswagen Saxony said on Thursday in response to a question. The majority of ..