Green transition will require ‘Herculean effort’, EU admits

By |marec 5th, 2020|2030 climate and energy targets, 2050 climate strategy, coal phase-out, Just transition, Just Transition Fund, News, Poland|

The European Union will need to “re-orient most, if not all” of its policies in order to protect vulnerable regions and workers in industries affected by the transition to a green economy, the EU Commission’s vice-president Frans Timmermans has said.

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A European Green Deal with justness for all?

By |marec 4th, 2020|2050 carbon neutrality, 2050 climate strategy, coal, coal phase-out, coal regions, EU regions, European Green Deal, Just Transition Fund, News, Poland, Ruhr Valley, Silesia, Ursula von der Leyen|

A fund originally conceived to convince Poland to sign up to the EU’s 2050 climate target has now turned into one of the most contentious aspects of both the Green Deal and the long-term EU budget.

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Ex-boxer mayor seeks EU green funds to get Polish coal town off the ropes

By |marec 3rd, 2020|coal phase-out, Just Transition Fund, News, Poland|

As a teenager, Mariusz Wołosz was a promising boxer in Bytom in southern Poland, where his club was funded by one of the city's many coal mines.

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Poland’s first nuclear power plants are attracting criticism – from its neigbours

By |februar 26th, 2020|atomic energy, Austria, coal phase-out, Energy transition, environment, Germany, News, nuclear power, nuclear power plants, Poland|

As Poland plans to build six nuclear plants, it has to inform its neighbours about potential environmental consequences. Given that it has not yet told anyone, but for Austria, could this mean that Poland is ignoring international rules? EURACTIV Germa...

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Germany needs more LNG to complement renewables, IEA says

By |februar 21st, 2020|coal, coal phase-out, Energy transition, Fatih Birol, fossil fuels, Germany, grid expansion, hydrogen, International Energy Agency, News, North Stream 2, Peter Altmaier, power grid|

The International Energy Agency has praised Germany's push for wind and solar power but urged the country to increase LNG imports in order to reach its 65% renewable energy target for 2030. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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North Macedonia wins EU praise for pioneering coal-to-solar shift

By |februar 20th, 2020|Climate Change, coal phase-out, EU enlargement, European Energy Community, News, North Macedonia, solar power|

The European Union energy watchdog praised North Macedonia on Wednesday (19 February) for a pioneering project among EU aspirants to transform an ageing coal mine into two solar power plants, in line with goals to cut pollution and tackle climate change.

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Power shift: EU coal output falls 24% in 2019

By |februar 5th, 2020|coal phase-out, News, solar energy, wind energy|

Global warming emissions from the power sector fell by 12% last year, led by a steep decline in coal power generation, which was replaced half by natural gas and half by renewables, according to fresh data published on Wednesday (5 February).

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German cabinet signs coal phase-out bill

By |januar 30th, 2020|brown coal, coal, coal phase-out, coal-fired power stations, German Coal Comission, Germany, lignite, News, Peter Altmaier, RWE, structural change, transition|

The German federal cabinet signed off the coal phase-out bill on Wednesday (29 January). It contains exact dates for the shutdown of lignite-fired power plants, as well as compensation payments for lost earnings worth billions. Although it still needs ...

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German wind industry chief: 2% of land area should be allocated to wind energy

By |januar 30th, 2020|coal phase-out, Energy transition, German Wind Energy Association, Germany, News, Renewable energies, wind energy, wind turbines|

In an interview with EURACTIV.de, the president of Germany's Wind Energy Association, Hermann Albers, speaks about the sector's struggles, suggesting to allocate 2% of the country's land for wind turbines.

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What will Germany’s coal phase-out mean for the EU carbon market?

By |januar 28th, 2020|CO2, coal phase-out, coal regions, coal-fired power stations, emissions trading system, EU ETS, Germany, News|

When Germany eventually closes its coal-fired power plants, millions of CO2 pollution credits will be flushed into the EU emissions trading system, threatening to send the EU carbon market crashing. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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