Berlin, 21 May 2019 - Eight financial institutions have handed Europe’s most polluting utilities almost €16 billion in support since the Paris Agreement was signed in December 2015, a new briefing by Europe Beyond Coal and its partners BankTrack, Foundation Development YES – Open-Pit Mines NO, Friends of the Earth France, IIDMA, Re:Common and Urgewald has found.
Helsinki, 26 March 2019 - Finland’s state-owned Fortum is now responsible for hundreds of premature deaths and other potent health impacts from coal across Europe, thanks to its increasing investments in German energy company Uniper, according to new modelling from Europe Beyond Coal and Greenpeace Nordic.
European coal companies including RWE, EPH, and PGE, continue to push the cost of dirty energy onto society, with air pollution from their coal plants burdening people across Europe with both health problems and billions in costs, according to modelling detailed in a new report.
Der Kohleausstieg ist schon lange ein großes Thema in Deutschland. Wie aber sehen die Kohleausstiegspläne anderer Länder aus?
Some of Europe’s oldest, most polluting power stations are receiving millions of euro in government payments every year in what campaigners have described as ‘toxic funding’ for harmful fossil fuels.
Despite their unprofitability and their harmful impacts on our climate, environment and health, coal power plants still receive massive public subsidies. This is why more than 115,000 Europeans have signed the petition “Let’s move beyond coal!” to call on EU leaders to stop pouring taxpayers’ money into coal through so-called capacity mechanisms.