Germany’s coal phase-out bill to be ready by end 2019

By |julij 5th, 2019|brown coal, CO2, coal phase-out, coal power, energy, German "coal commission", Germany, News, power plant|

The federal economic ministry has followed the German coal commission's recommendation by preparing a draft bill to phase-out coal power generation. However, things are going too slowly, according to the Greens. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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EU must block Greece’s desperate attempt to subsidise coal power

By |junij 25th, 2019|capacity markets, capacity mechanisms, coal phase-out, coal power, Electricity Market Directive, Greece, News|

Greek consumers could end up footing the bill for new coal plants well beyond 2050 under a proposed government scheme, despite recently agreed EU electricity market rules specifically designed to call time on coal subsidies, write Joanna Flisowska and ...

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Only eight EU countries plan to phase out coal by 2030

By |junij 19th, 2019|2030 climate and energy targets, coal phase-out, coal power, Just transition, News|

The EU said Tuesday (18 June) that eight of its 28 member countries aim to phase out coal-powered electricity by 2030, triggering charges it is missing the mark under the Paris climate deal.

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Poland under pressure to ‘walk the talk’ on coal phase-out

By |maj 29th, 2019|coal, coal phase-out, coal power, Germany, Just transition, National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs), News, Poland|

Environmental activists are raising the pressure on Poland and other EU member states to clarify their coal phase-out plans, saying countries receiving EU energy transition funds cannot “have their cake and eat it”.

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Romania pilloried for coal power leniency

By |marec 28th, 2019|coal power, industrial emissions directive, News, Romania, Romanian Presidency|

Romania could face legal action after environmental groups lodged a complaint with the EU over allegedly lax penalties against coal power polluters in the Eastern European country.

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EU under pressure to pull the plug on Greek coal aid

By |marec 14th, 2019|capacity markets, coal phase-out, coal power, Greece, News, News from capitals|

Campaigners have urged the European Commission to reject a proposed aid scheme for the Greek power sector, saying the draft plan will allow “backdoor subsidies” for a new coal-fired power plant in Greece, in violation of the EU’s recently-updated electricity market rules.

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Germany’s coal phase out plans must accelerate to meet Paris goals

By |februar 4th, 2019|coal, coal phase-out, coal power, Energiewende, Germany, News, Paris Agreement|

Germany needs to phase out coal-fired power by 2030 in order to maximise the economic and social benefits of the zero-carbon transition, and deliver its commitment as part of the Paris Agreement, writes Nigel Topping.

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Big fat Greek lignite sale burns EU climate policies

By |februar 1st, 2019|coal phase-out, coal power, Competition policy, DG competition, Greece, lignite, News|

While other EU countries, such as Germany, announce plans for coal phase-out within the next 20 years in compliance with their Paris Agreement commitments, Greece’s future appears locked in carbon for decades to come, write Demetres Karavellas and Nikos Charalambides.

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Activist: Poland’s ‘just transition’ declaration is just posturing

By |december 14th, 2018|coal phase-out, coal power, COP24, Just transition, News, Poland, Slovakia|

The just transition declaration adopted at the COP24 in Poland sounds good but it is not connected to any kind of climate ambition or specific energy projects involving local communities, Alexandru Mustata told EURACTIV Slovakia.

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Greece’s energy future on the line

By |november 19th, 2018|2030 climate and energy targets, coal phase-out, coal power, decarbonisation, lignite, News, PPC|

Lignite has been the driving force of the Greek economy for the last six decades and the government intends to keep it that way, even though this most polluting of fuels is now becoming uncompetitive, writes Nikos Mantzaris.

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