Financing the energy transition: Where’s the money?

By |november 18th, 2019|coal phase-out, Energy transition, Energy Transition Fund (ETF), EU budget 2021-2027, Just transition, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, phasing out fossil fuels|

Incoming Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s pledge to turn Europe into “the world’s first climate-neutral continent” means efforts to green the economy are set to go into overdrive. But where will the necessary funds come from to back the...

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French banks still fund coal despite finance minister’s plea

By |november 15th, 2019|Bruno Le Maire, climate finance, coal phase-out, finance climatique, France, green bonds, News|

A year ago, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire urged French banks, insurers and asset managers to stop funding any mines or coal plants. Two weeks before the Climate Finance Day (28 November, Paris), a group of NGOs published a report urging them t...

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Gas expert: ‘IPCC is clear – we don’t have the option of waiting’

By |oktober 4th, 2019|coal phase-out, methane emissions, natural gas, News|

Switching from coal to gas in power generation is the single most important action Europe can take to get on the path to net-zero emissions by 2050, argues Simon Blakey, a European gas expert.

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German power giant RWE, Europe’s biggest emitter, aims for zero carbon by 2040

By |oktober 1st, 2019|coal phase-out, E.ON, News, RWE|

German energy giant RWE said Monday (30 September) it aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040, winding up fossil-fuel activities while building up renewable generation, after taking over parts of competitor E.ON.

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‘Coal bubble’ puts EU carbon market under threat, watchdog warns

By |september 20th, 2019|carbon market, coal phase-out, EU ETS, Germany, News|

As coal-fired power stations close down across Europe, unused carbon pollution permits are slowly building up in the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme, creating a “coal bubble” that could send carbon prices crashing, campaigners warn.

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Shifting politics raise the stakes in Germany’s local elections

By |avgust 30th, 2019|Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), Brandenburg, CDU/CSU, coal phase-out, election polls, FDP, German grand coalition, German Greens, Germany, News, Saxony, Social Democrats SPD, State elections|

State elections in Brandenburg and Saxony are likely to make waves, even across state borders. If the socialist party (SPD) loses its spot as leading party to the far-right AfD, demands to end the grand coalition would increase, again. Although all eye...

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German coal regions to be allocated €40 billion as part of coal phase-out plan

By |avgust 29th, 2019|Brandenburg, coal, coal phase-out, German "coal commission", Germany, News, Peter Altmaier, RWE, Sachsen, Saxony, structural reform, Strukturwandel|

Germany's federal cabinet has presented a bill to allocate €40 billion to some federal states so they can prepare for structural changes related to transitioning away from coal. However, it remains unclear when the power plants will be shut down. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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G7 Leaders, take a stand for Africa!

By |avgust 24th, 2019|Africa, coal phase-out, fossil fuel subsidies, G7, G7 summit, Kenya, News|

Africa is still heavily reliant on coal. To protect the climate, leading industrialised countries should help Africa to invest in clean growth and leapfrop to renewables, says former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

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EU continues to fund coal and steel research

By |julij 26th, 2019|2030 climate and energy targets, coal fund, coal industry, coal phase-out, News, research fund for coal and steel, RFCS, RWE, steel industry, Thyssenkrupp|

A relatively unknown EU fund supports coal and steel research projects. Among other things, the money is used to purchase highly toxic gases and optimise processes in the coal industry. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Poland firms up gas, nuclear plans to fill green power gap

By |julij 12th, 2019|coal phase-out, natural gas, News, nuclear power, Poland|

Replacing Poland’s obsolete coal power fleet is a top political priority for the country, both for environmental and energy security reasons. But even as it steps up renewable energy plans, Warsaw is also pushing hard for new gas and nuclear plants to fill in the gap.

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