The Romanian government has published an emergency law for the phase out of coal by 2030. It is expected to be approved within a month. It constitutes a two year acceleration of the country’s original coal exit plan announced last September, and clears the way for Romania to exploit its enormous solar and wind energy potential.
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Slovakia confirms that its 266MW Nováky coal power plant will close in 2023, demonstrating that European countries can proceed with their coal phase out plans and reduce their dependence on Russian fossil fuels at the same time.
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.
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.
Spanish energy company Endesa has closed its 1160MW Litoral plant in Almeria. The company plans to construct 1.5 GW of […]
Italy continues to deliver on its 2025 coal exit as Enel announces it will close its 600 MW La Spezia […]
Spain’s Los Barrios coal plant to close and six Turkish coal plant projects cancelled
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.
North Macedonia Spain and Montenegro committed to exit coal by 2027, 2030, and 2035 respectively as they joined the Powering […]