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Czech Republic to sue Poland over Turów coal mine

February 22, 2021 4:54 pm Published by Comments Off on Czech Republic to sue Poland over Turów coal mine

Local groups and NGOs today welcomed the Czech government’s decision to file a lawsuit at the European Court of Justice against the Polish government for the illegal operation of the Turów lignite coal mine, which has been dug right up to the Czech and German borders, damaging local water supplies for nearby communities.


Kayak protest highlights Turów coal mine violations

August 30, 2020 12:00 pm Published by Comments Off on Kayak protest highlights Turów coal mine violations

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: Financial institutions waste billions on coal, undermining climate action

July 15, 2020 10:12 am Published by Comments Off on Fool’s Gold: Financial institutions waste billions on coal, undermining climate action

European financial institutions and international investors and banks including BlackRock and the Japanese megabanks are keeping Europe’s terminally declining coal industry on life support, handing companies €12 billion in investment, and €9.8 billion in loans and underwriting in less than 1.5 years, according to a new report.


Fool’s Gold

July 15, 2020 8:22 am Published by Comments Off on Fool’s Gold

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 March 2021

March 3, 2021 10:31 am Published by Comments Off on Overview of national phase-out announcements March 2021

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.