EU Member State spending on Russian fossil fuels

How much money from the EU is being spent on Russian coal, oil, & gas since the war on Ukraine began?

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New Report: Solar Potential of Coal Sites in Turkey

Turkey's open-cast coal mines can host enough solar energy to power almost seven million homes

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New report

The business plans of major European coal burning utilities do not contain the necessary milestones on fossil fuel phase out and renewables deployment to deliver on their 2050 net zero pledges.

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Kathrin Gutmann wins Climate Breakthrough Award

Europe Beyond Coal’s campaign director, Kathrin Gutmann, is one of three winners of this year’s Climate Breakthrough Award.

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Fast Fish

The transformation of an old coal mine to produce renewable energy is helping the Spanish town of Mieres adapt to life beyond coal.

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EUROPEAN COAL PLANT COUNTDOWN

How many of Europe’s coal plants have retired since January 2016, and how many are left to go?

MOVING BEYOND COAL

TO A RENEWABLES FUTURE

Mining and burning coal has devastating effects on public health, the environment, and the global climate. So does the extraction and burning of fossil gas. They are also holding back many communities, which are being given a false choice between jobs and health, when they can have both, through a just and fair transition to a fully renewables-based energy system. Here’s what we’re working on to make Europe fossil-free:

POWER

We’re in the end game for coal power in Europe, but there is a lot more to do to scale up renewable energy, exit fossil gas and protect our air, water, and climate.

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HEATING

Coal and fossil gas have long been used to heat our homes in winter, but with many new, much cleaner alternatives available we can heat our homes without warming our world.

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COAL REGIONS

As our energy systems modernise, coal regions are facing an uncertain future. They need support to fairly transition to a better future, and have huge potential with renewable energy.

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FINANCE AND CORPORATES

Coal and fossil gas finance is dirty money. The industry is only able to survive because it externalizes the worst costs of its business, and in most cases can only continue to do this as it is on life support from financial institutions.

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POWER
POWER

We’re in the end game for coal power in Europe, but there is a lot more to do to scale up renewable energy, exit fossil gas and protect our air, water, and climate.

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HEATING
HEATING

Coal and fossil gas have long been used to heat our homes in winter, but with many new, much cleaner alternatives available we can heat our homes without warming our world.

Learn More
COAL REGIONS
COAL REGIONS

As our energy systems modernise, coal regions are facing an uncertain future. They need support to fairly transition to a better future, and have huge potential with renewable energy.

Learn More
FINANCE AND CORPORATES
FINANCE AND CORPORATES

Coal and fossil gas finance is dirty money. The industry is only able to survive because it externalizes the worst costs of its business, and in most cases can only continue to do this as it is on life support from financial institutions.

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STORIES

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A Ray of Light

People in Sivas, Eastern Turkey have been breathing the poison of the local Kangal coal-fired power plant for three decades now.

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Fast Fish: Pioneers of Spain’s Energy Transition

The end of Spain’s coal indus­try presents com­mu­ni­ties on the front line with numer­ous chal­lenges and opportunities. Find out how one former mining town has set about adapting to a post-coal world by retrofitting an old coal mine to produce emission-free heat for the community.

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Akbelen struggle gives hope in these difficult days

Akbelen is the last patch of forest in İkizköy, a village in Muğla, Turkey, and it is currently threatened by the expansion of yet another coal mine.

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PARTNERS

Europe Beyond Coal supports and coordinates work with civil society groups working across the European continent, including the European Union, the Western Balkans, Turkey and the UK. Our partners have already had a lot of success moving Europe beyond coal, but there is a lot more to do to speed the transition to a better future for all. A fossil-free, renewables-powered Europe is inevitable, and coming fast. Together, we have the power to bring this better future forward.

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