The Solar Potential of Coal Sites in Turkey report shows that approximately half of Turkey’s open-cast coal mines are suitable for conversion to solar farms.
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The end of Spain’s coal industry presents communities on the front line with numerous challenges and opportunities.
The local communities of Milas and Yatağan in Muğla province of Turkey, have been living under the destructive impacts of Yeniköy, Kemerköy and Yatağan coal-fired power plants and coal mines for four decades. Now the last natural area, Akbelen Forest, with its trees, bushes, birds, thyme and mushrooms, is under the threat of an expanding open-pit lignite mine. We want to stand with the people of İkizköy, who have endured the destructive impacts of the Yeniköy, Kemerköy, and Yatağan coal-fired power plants and mines for four decades, and are fighting for what remains of their forests, olive groves and farming lands.
Statement from the Europe Beyond Coal campaign groups on Poland being handed an unprecedented fine for breaching a European Court of Justice order to halt operations at PGE’s Turów coal mine:
The Immerather Dom has become a symbol of the lost heritage and community destruction becasuee of the expansion of Germany’s vast Rhineland coal mines.
Hedwig Drabik, Resident of Keyenberg Hedwig Drabik is a resident of the village of mines despite the fact that that […]
Joanna Rostek is a retired designer from Rybnik, home of the third most polluting plant in PGE’s fleet. She’s a […]