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Europeans demand: stop burning our money with coal!

Despite their unprofitability and their harmful impacts on our climate, environment and health, coal power plants still receive massive public subsidies. This is why more than 115,000 Europeans have signed the petition “Let’s move beyond coal!” to call on EU leaders to stop pouring taxpayers’ money into coal through so-called capacity mechanisms.

The Sunday Times – Moneypoint to power on despite protests

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a new operating licence for Moneypoint power station, despite objections from environmental groups who are concerned that the permit is not abiding by the emission limits set out by new EU rules.

Health impacts from EU coal power plants

Air pollution is a public health crisis. The World Health Organization (WHO) calls it an invisible killer due to its contribution to early deaths and chronic health conditions such as strokes, heart attacks, cancers, and lung disease. While visibly polluted places...