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Czechia announces 2030 coal phase out

January 7, 2022 3:00 pm Published by

The new Czech government has announced Czechia will phase out coal by 2033 in its programme statement. It's the 22nd European country to formalise a coal exit but joins five others in announcing a Paris Agreement incompatible date.

SLOVENIA ADOPTS COAL EXIT PLAN

January 14, 2022 1:00 pm Published by

The Slovenian government has announced that it will phase out coal by 2033 at the latest. The plan lacks ambition when compared to the coal phase out dates of peer countries like Slovakia (2030), North Macedonia (2027) and Greece (2025), and falls short of the country’s responsibility on climate change. Nevertheless, it brings a Paris-aligned, pre-2030 coal phase out within reach.

PORTUGAL BECOMES FOURTH EUROPEAN COUNTRY TO GO COAL FREE

November 22, 2021 1:10 pm Published by

Portugal has become the fourth country in Europe to stop burning coal, with its only remaining coal plant, Pego, closing ten days ahead of schedule. It concludes a whirlwind coal exit, which began when the country signed a declaration to exit coal by 2030 at COP23 in Bonn back in 2017. 

Italy’s Brindisi Sud to stop burning coal in 2025

June 11, 2021 5:06 pm Published by

Enel will stop burning coal at its Brindisi Sud coal power plant in 2025, in line with Italy's 2025 coal exit plan. Brindisi Sud is one of Europe's 30 most polluting coal plants in terms of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

POLAND BACKTRACKS ON COP26 COAL EXIT PLEDGE

November 5, 2021 9:18 am Published by

Polish Climate and Environment minister Anna Moskwa has confirmed that Poland intends to phase out coal only in 2049, contradicting her government’s commitment to the COP26 Global Coal to Clean Power Transition Statement just hours after signing it.