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Greece’s PPC decides to shut existing plants by 2023

Greece’s PPC decides to shut existing plants by 2023

PPC has decided to retire all of its 6 existing coal plants by 2023, effectively meaning that Greece’s 2028 coal phaseout has de facto been pulled forward by five years. The fate of the Ptolemaida V plant under construction is unclear, but if it goes online it will...

Coal plant management faces reckoning in Italian court over deadly pollution

Coal plant management faces reckoning in Italian court over deadly pollution

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.
Solving the coal puzzle

Solving the coal puzzle

Solving the coal puzzle: Lessons from four years of coal phase-out policy in Europe Europe is on a journey to phase out coal. With 15 countries that have announced to end coal burning since 2015, we can reflect back on a wealth of policy experience gained in the last...

Dutch parliament has passed coal phase-out law

Dutch parliament has passed coal phase-out law

The Dutch parliament has passed its coal phase-out law banning energy companies from burning coal for the production of electricity by 2030. The ruling will see the Netherlands’ remaining coal plants phased-out in three stages. RWE’s 25-year-old Amer plant will close...

AXA axes coal: New policy sets 2030 phase-out

AXA axes coal: New policy sets 2030 phase-out

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. 
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