The COVID-19 pandemic has had great impacts on all aspects of society, in the energy industry, the economic shutdown has led to reductions in CO2 emissions.
Categories for Policy
Polish energy companies Enea SA and Energa SA have suspended financing for Ostrołęka C, the last coal plant under construction in Poland.
Polish authorities have controversially rubber-stamped an environmental permit for the expansion of PGE’s Turów open-pit lignite mine.
The Estonian EU Presidency is suggesting to allow massive coal subsidies in the new EU power market rules. It has proposed changes eliminating the carbon intensity threshold for existing coal plants - allowing them to use public money to stay open longer and even extend their lifetimes.
To combat the worsening impacts of climate change and air pollution, civil society groups across 28 nations are today launching Europe Beyond Coal.