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.

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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”.

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

The burden of coal at the doorstep of the Energy Union

By |marec 18th, 2019|Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, coal, coal phase-out, European Energy Community, Kosovo, Macedonia, News, Serbia, Ukraine, Western Balkans|

At a time when the EU strives to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, coal still represents more than half of electricity across much of the Western Balkans and other EU neighbouring countries, writes Janez Kopač. Making things worse, coal plants are intensively supported by Chinese and US capital, without active opposition of the EU, he says.

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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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Greece gives investors another week for coal plant bids

By |januar 8th, 2019|coal, competition, electricity market, Greece, Greek bailout, Greek crisis, monopolies, News, PPC|

Greece has given investors another week to 15 January to submit binding bids for three coal-fired power plants and a licence to build another one, a senior energy ministry official told Reuters on Monday (7 January).

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COP24: Return of king coal

By |december 13th, 2018|climate action, coal, coal-fired power stations, News|

Poland is hosting lobbying for coal and fossil fuels of a scale that has rarely been seen during an annual UN conference on climate (COP). The EU is turning a blind eye to this new facet of its ‘enfant terrible.’ EURACTIV France reports.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za COP24: Return of king coal

The new champion of changes in the Polish power sector [Promoted content]

By |oktober 17th, 2018|coal, Electricity, energy storagy, News, R&D, wind power|

The transition of the Polish power sector is speeding up despite the difficult regulatory and business environment, writes Filip Grzegorczyk, CEO of TAURON Polska Energia.

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