01 October 2020

1st of 8 German ‘lignite reserve’ plants retires

EPH Buschhaus lignite plant has retired today after being paid to sit idle for 4 years.

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23 September 2020

BERLIN, 23 September 2020 – With the Climate Care Uprising protests beginning today, and another wave of Fridays For Future global climate strikes coming Friday, civil society groups in Europe have launched an expanded set of digital tools to help people take part in online protests, blocking European coal, gas and oil companies that hold back progress on climate change. 

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19 October 2020

Prague, 19 October 2020 – The Czech government is in danger of looking out of touch at the upcoming EU council meeting, as its coal commission is homing in on a post-2030 phase out that would undermine Czech prime minister Andrej Babiš’s recent commitment to increasing the EU’s climate target to 55 percent by 2030. 

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12 October 2020

The Polish lignite mine, Turów, is polluting the Lusatian Neisse River causing subsidence that could damage houses across the German border.

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01 October 2020

Polish lignite utility ZE PAK says it will shut all of its Polish lignite plants by 2030, making it the first fossil fuel company.