BERLIN, 23 September 2020 - With the Climate Care Uprising protests beginning today, and another wave of Fridays For Future global climate strikes coming Friday, civil society groups in Europe have launched an expanded set of digital tools to help people take part in online protests, blocking European coal, gas and oil companies that hold back progress on climate change.
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Prague, 19 October 2020 - The Czech government is in danger of looking out of touch at the upcoming EU council meeting, as its coal commission is homing in on a post-2030 phase out that would undermine Czech prime minister Andrej Babiš’s recent commitment to increasing the EU’s climate target to 55 percent by 2030.
The Polish lignite mine, Turów, is polluting the Lusatian Neisse River causing subsidence that could damage houses across the German border.
Polish lignite utility ZE PAK says it will shut all of its Polish lignite plants by 2030, making it the first fossil fuel company.
Czech utility EPH has announced it will close its 600 MW Provence coal power plant in France at the end of this year.
The European Parliament will decide whether it would allow fossil fuel companies to hijack the EU’s iconic Just Transition Fund.
Swedish utility Vattenfall has leapt at the chance to shut down its five year-old, uneconomic Moorburg coal power plant.
Turów, 30 August 2020 - Local citizens and people from across Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic are kayaking to the Turów mine today, in protest of the failure of their governments and EU institutions to uphold laws protecting them and their water from the mining and burning of coal.
Eight Spanish coal power plants are expected to close, and a host of coal units in Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia face a very challenging future.