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Hellenic hope: rapid solar build-out transforms Greece’s coal-laden Valley of Tears

July 27, 2022 11:17 am Published by

Inaugurated in April 2022, the 204MW Kozani solar park, built adjacent to several lignite mines, is the largest utility-scale solar farm in southeastern Europe. The first of a planned 3GW of solar power to be built in the country’s lignite regions, it represents just the beginning of Greece’s ongoing massive expansion of solar generation capacity.

A Ray of Light

April 8, 2022 3:02 pm Published by

People in Sivas, Eastern Turkey have been breathing the poison of the local Kangal coal-fired power plant for three decades now.

Fast Fish: Pioneers of Spain’s Energy Transition

November 15, 2021 5:16 pm Published by

The end of Spain’s coal indus­try presents com­mu­ni­ties on the front line with numer­ous chal­lenges and opportunities. Find out how one former mining town has set about adapting to a post-coal world by retrofitting an old coal mine to produce emission-free heat for the community.

Norbert Winzen

November 8, 2017 3:09 pm Published by

Keyenberg, Germany – Norbert Winzen’s family has been living in the village of Keyenberg for generations. His late father was […]