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Calling time on Coal: Eastern Greater Poland

November 28, 2022 12:21 pm Published by

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.

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 […]