Coal plant management faces reckoning in Italian court over deadly pollution

January 14, 2020

ITALY, 14 January 2020 - Italian civil society groups will testify in court today against the management of Tirreno Power’s Vado Ligure coal plant, who is on trial for illegally operating heavily-polluting units between 2000 and 2014, resulting in serious health and environmental impacts in nearby areas.

AXA axes coal: New policy sets 2030 phase-out

November 27, 2019

PARIS, 27 November 2019 - French global insurer AXA is putting European coal companies on notice that they should publish coal phase-out plans compatible with the UN Paris climate agreement by 2021, announcing today that it will totally phase out its insurance and investment exposure to coal by 2030 in the EU and OECD countries, and by 2040 everywhere else. 

Greece and Hungary to phase out coal-fired electricity

September 24, 2019

Berlin, 24 September 2019 - The Greek Prime Minister and Hungarian President have just announced that they will phase out all coal-powered electricity production by 2028 and 2030 respectively, paving the way for a just transition to renewable energy. 

PGE closes power unit at worst polluting coal plant in the EU

June 3, 2019

Poland has taken a welcome step forward on phasing out coal this week, after state-owned coal utility PGE permanently closed the B1 unit of its Bełchatów lignite-fired plant on Saturday, according to the Europe Beyond Coal coalition.

Uniper annual general meeting – Change at the top gifts Uniper an opportunity to turn its back on coal

May 22, 2019

Düsseldorf, 22 May 2019 - Uniper, Europe’s fifth most polluting energy company, is holding its annual AGM today at the Congress Center, in Düsseldorf. The event will be presided over by the company’s newly appointed CEO, Andreas Schierenbeck and represents a unique opportunity for Uniper’s new leader to break with the company’s polluting practices of the past and steer Uniper into a UN Paris Climate Accord-compatible future.

Fool’s Gold – €16 Bn For Europe’s Biggest Climate Polluters

May 21, 2019

Berlin, 21 May 2019 - Eight financial institutions have handed Europe’s most polluting utilities almost €16 billion in support since the Paris Agreement was signed in December 2015, a new briefing by Europe Beyond Coal and its partners BankTrack, Foundation Development YES – Open-Pit Mines NO, Friends of the Earth France, IIDMA, Re:Common and Urgewald has found.