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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...

Coal plant retirements gain pace in Europe

Coal plant closure momentum is growing in Europe this month, with four German plants retiring or announcing retirement in March, and Ireland committing to a total coal phase out by 2025.

NGOs Call on Rotterdam Harbour to End Coal Shipments

Europe Beyond Coal groups and other NGOs have called on the Mayor of Rotterdam, Mr Ahmed Aboutaleb; the CEO of Rotterdam Port, Mr Allard Castelein; and the Rotterdam City Council, to phase-out coal transshipments.