Juncker attends closure of Germany’s last black coal mine

By |december 21st, 2018|black coal, Coal mining, coal phase-out, Energiewende, Germany, Jean-Claude Juncker, News|

Germany will close its last black coal mine on Friday (21 December), a milestone marking the end of a 200-year-old industry that once fuelled the country's economic growth but lost the battle against cheaper foreign competitors.

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Coal commission keeps out of lignite mine expansion dispute

By |avgust 24th, 2018|Climate Change, Coal mining, coal phase-out, fossil fuels, Germany, News|

Germany’s coal commission will not give any recommendation regarding mining-owner RWE’s plans to continue clearing forest for the planned extension of the Hambach lignite mine in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. In its third meeting, the commission heard experts’ views on the implications of the country’s climate goals for the coal sector. Euractiv's media partner Clean Energy Wire reports.

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China, the Western Balkans and the EU: Can three tango?

By |maj 17th, 2018|China, coal, Coal mining, coal phase-out, News, One Belt One Road strategy, Serbia, Western Balkans, Western Balkans summit|

With China pouring loans into the Western Balkans, the EU must step in to ensure this money benefits the region, writes Wawa Wang.

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EU initiative to help coal mining regions will start in autumn

By |junij 29th, 2017|Climate and Energy, Coal mining, cohesion policy, Czech Republic, Euracoal, Germany, News, regional development, Stanislav Polčák, Václav Štěrba|

The Commission is working on an initiative to support coal mining regions during the transition towards a low-emission economy. EURACTIV Czech Republic reports.

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