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Flawed Turów coal mine assessment gets green light

October 10, 2022 3:07 pm Published by

Poland’s General Director for Environmental Protection waved through an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the country’s Turów coal mine this past Friday, despite expert analysis showing the EIA severely underestimates the amount of groundwater the mine is draining.

RWE concedes 2030 coal exit, but still plans to destroy villages and to invest in fossil fuel projects

October 4, 2022 4:37 pm Published by

German utility RWE has conceded that it will exit coal by 2030, eight years earlier than previously planned, further confirming Germany’s 2030 coal exit. However, the agreement struck with the federal, and state government for North Rhine-Westphalia will still see RWE destroy the village of Lützerath and commit it to fossil gas investments.

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.