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 ...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za German cabinet signs coal phase-out bill

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...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Germany’s new coal phase-out plan upsets country’s Coal Commission

Bioeconomy hype shouldn’t put biodiversity preservation at risk, experts say

By |januar 22nd, 2020|bioeconomy, biomass, CAP, coal, Electricity, European Green Deal, forests, News, Poland|

While experts claim that Poland could become key for the EU’s bioeconomy, scientists are calling for the sustainable use of forest resources in energy production. EURACTIV Poland reports.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Bioeconomy hype shouldn’t put biodiversity preservation at risk, experts say

Green finance sector expected to discuss issue of climate justice at COP25

By |december 2nd, 2019|climate justice, coal, COP25 Madrid, fossil fuels, France, Green finance, News, Paris Climate Agreement|

Just before the COP25, which will take place in Madrid from 2-13 December, France's leading financial institutions discussed the issue of climate justice and corporate social responsibility at the Climate Finance Day, which took place in Paris on 29 No...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Green finance sector expected to discuss issue of climate justice at COP25

European coal power output sees ‘unprecedented’ decline

By |november 25th, 2019|coal, coal phase-out, Gas, News|

Electricity production from coal is on track to fall by around 3% globally in 2019 – the largest drop on record – with Western European countries leading the charge, according to fresh data published on Monday (25 November).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za European coal power output sees ‘unprecedented’ decline

EU coal power plants incurred €6.6 billion losses in 2019, study reveals

By |oktober 24th, 2019|Carbon Tracker, coal, coal-fired power stations, Energy transition, Germany, News, Renewable energies, report, RWE, Uniper|

Increasing environmental regulations and fierce competition from renewable energies are increasingly making coal-fired power operate at a loss. According to a British think tank, coal-fired power plants are losing billions of euros every year, but ener...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU coal power plants incurred €6.6 billion losses in 2019, study reveals

UN climate summit, day #2: Few announcements in the end – ‘How dare you’

By |september 24th, 2019|Amazon rainforest, coal, European Union, fossil fuels, France, Germany, Greece, Green Climate Fund, Green finance, News, UN Climate Action Summit, UNGA 2019|

Over this special series on the UN climate action summit (23-25 September), EURACTIV gives you a glimpse into the goings on in New York and what is driving the conversation there. In this edition: An angry Greta Thunberg, a technical Angela Merkel, a p...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za UN climate summit, day #2: Few announcements in the end – ‘How dare you’

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.

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

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”.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Poland under pressure to ‘walk the talk’ on coal phase-out

Western Balkans pump subsidies worth €1.2 billion into coal

By |marec 27th, 2019|Bosnia-Herzegovina, coal, Kosovo, News, Serbia, Western Balkans|

Western Balkan countries, which have set their sights on EU membership, are still propping up coal power with large public subsidies worth more than €1.2 billion, a new report revealed on Monday (25 March). The subsidies are not in line with EU regulations or decarbonisation efforts.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Western Balkans pump subsidies worth €1.2 billion into coal