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No, Europe is not going back to coal

July 14, 2022 10:00 am Published by

Despite the smattering of temporary reserve coal measures announced by European governments in recent weeks, the number of European coal plants that are already retired or are covered by 2030 at-the-latest closure plans has risen this year to 171.

Romania fast-forwards coal exit to 2030

June 2, 2022 12:02 pm Published by

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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Polish court ruling curbs PGE’s plan to mine at Turow until 2044

February 1, 2022 2:09 pm Published by

A Warsaw court has ruled that Polish authorities were wrong to implement an Environmental Impact Assessment at PGE’s Turow coal mine with immediate effect. The ruling effectively blocks the highly controversial 23-year licence extension that Polish utility PGE thought it had secured for its mine.