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CEZ coal phase-out: too slow and selling its responsibility

By Jiří Jeřábek, Europe Beyond Coal campaign. In the beginning of October 2019, the Czech state-owned utility ČEZ published its plan to exit coal [1]. For the first time, the public, as well as investors, can see that the company plans to stop most of its coal power...

Greece and Hungary to phase out coal-fired electricity

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. 

Montenegro finally cancels Pljevlja II coal power plant

Montenegrin Premier Duško Marković announced that the Government is no longer pursuing the planned Pljevlja II lignite power plant, making Montenegro the first Western Balkan country to officially cancel a new coal...

RWE announces it will close its Aberthaw B plant

RWE has taken the decision to close the 1,560MW Aberthaw B coal fired power station. RWE will transfer Aberthaw Power Station’s existing Capacity Market agreements for the years 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 to third parties and a small proportion to other units within...