03 March 2021

Matra coal plant to close in 2025

The Hungarian government confirmed the closure of the coal units at Matra, thereby bringing forward the country’s coal phase-out by 5 years.

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23 March 2021

It has been five years since the UN Paris Climate Agreement, and in that short time, half of Europe’s coal plants have closed, or have announced pre-2030 closure plans. 2030 is now the key date for coal in Europe and the OECD, as it’s the latest possible moment these countries can close their coal plants and still meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

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Just five years on from the historic UN Paris Climate Agreement, Europe is halfway to closing all of its coal power plants by 2030.

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22 March 2021

The hastening phase-out of coal in the European power sector requires new solutions for local district heating grids. This paper locates and quantifies the issue in Europe, what can be done to transition to sustainable substitutes and what the challenges are on the way towards decarbonisation.