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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Germany’s new coal phase-out plan upsets country’s Coal Commission

By |januar 22nd, 2020|coal, Coal Commission, coal phase-out, Energy transition, Germany, News, Renewable energies, Renewable Energy|

Shortly after Germany announced plans to shut down its lignite-fired power plants, eight members of the country's Coal Commission voiced criticism that their work has been discredited and that these plans would result in an additional 40 million tons o...

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Germany’s new coal phase-out plan: Lots of money, little climate ambition

By |januar 17th, 2020|2030 climate and energy targets, coal phase-out, Energiewende, Germany, News, Renewable energies, wind energy|

An agreement reached in the early hours of Thursday (16 January) between the federal government and representatives of the four German coal states won't bring the country much closer to reaching its climate goals, analysts said.

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Austrian Green MEP: Gas is a better transition alternative to coal than nuclear

By |januar 13th, 2020|Austria, coal phase-out, News, nuclear power|

The new government in Vienna will aim for “an end to nuclear energy” in the EU, Thomas Waitz told EURACTIV Slovakia. The MEP-elect and Green Party negotiator also calls on the EU to acknowledge that Poland will need financial support in the transition away from coal.

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Coal pollution in the Western Balkans is a European problem

By |december 11th, 2019|Bosnia and Herzegovina, coal phase-out, energy community, Kosovo, News, North Macedonia, Serbia, Western Balkans|

16 coal plants in the Western Balkans pollute as much as the entire EU fleet of 250 units, causing sickness and deaths across the continent. It’s high time to take action, write Viola von Cramon and Petros Kokkalis.

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