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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.

Europe’s coal phaseout: we’re halfway there

March 23, 2021 2:03 pm Published by

It has been five years since the UN Paris Climate Agreement, and in that short time, half of Europe’s coal plants have closed, or have announced pre-2030 closure plans. 2030 is now the key date for coal in Europe and the OECD, as it’s the latest possible moment these countries can close their coal plants and still meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.