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Block Fossils Out browser tool helps climate strikers ‘blockade’ fossil fuel companies

September 23, 2020 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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. 

Czech coal commission contemplates self-defeating coal phase out

October 19, 2020 12:48 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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. 

Kayak protest highlights Turów coal mine violations

August 30, 2020 12:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Turów, 30 August 2020 - Local citizens and people from across Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic are kayaking to the Turów mine today, in protest of the failure of their governments and EU institutions to uphold laws protecting them and their water from the mining and burning of coal.

Fool’s Gold

July 15, 2020 8:22 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Updated for 2020, Fool’s Gold - The financial institutions risking our renewable energy future with coal examines eight European, and four significant international, financial institutions, and finds that all continued to pump money into coal companies in the year after the IPCC released its 1.5 degrees C special report. 

Overview of national phase-out announcements October 2020

October 15, 2020 10:31 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Many national governments have stated their intention to phase-out coal. Currently 15 European countries have announced their intention to exit coal. Three of these, Belgium, Austria and Sweden have now become coal power free. Of the 15 that have announced their intention to exit coal, Germany is the only country that wants to exit after 2030.