Poland has the second largest coal industry in the EU, but while the majority of other member states will stop burning the dirtiest of all fossil fuels this decade, Poland has no such plan. That is, except for the coal region of Eastern Greater Poland, which has taken matters into its own hands and plans to be coal free by 2030.
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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.
People in Sivas, Eastern Turkey have been breathing the poison of the local Kangal coal-fired power plant for three decades now.
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.
Akbelen is the last patch of forest in İkizköy, a village in Muğla, Turkey, and it is currently threatened by the expansion of yet another coal mine.
Hedwig Drabik, Resident of Keyenberg Hedwig Drabik is a resident of the village of mines despite the fact that that […]
Keyenberg, Germany – Norbert Winzen’s family has been living in the village of Keyenberg for generations. His late father was […]
Joanna Rostek is a retired designer from Rybnik, home of the third most polluting plant in PGE’s fleet. She’s a […]
For decades, Anargyroi’s residents have had to look on as, one by one, the region’s villages are consumed by the […]