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PGE closes power unit at worst polluting coal plant in the EU

Poland has taken a welcome step forward on phasing out coal this week, after state-owned coal utility PGE permanently closed the B1 unit of its Bełchatów lignite-fired plant on Saturday, according to the Europe Beyond Coal coalition.

Uniper annual general meeting – Change at the top gifts Uniper an opportunity to turn its back on coal

Düsseldorf, 22 May 2019 – Uniper, Europe’s fifth most polluting energy company, is holding its annual AGM today at the Congress Center, in Düsseldorf. The event will be presided over by the company’s newly appointed CEO, Andreas Schierenbeck and represents a unique opportunity for Uniper’s new leader to break with the company’s polluting practices of the past and steer Uniper into a UN Paris Climate Accord-compatible future.

Fool’s Gold – €16 Bn For Europe’s Biggest Climate Polluters

Berlin, 21 May 2019 – Eight financial institutions have handed Europe’s most polluting utilities almost €16 billion in support since the Paris Agreement was signed in December 2015, a new briefing by Europe Beyond Coal and its partners BankTrack, Foundation Development YES – Open-Pit Mines NO, Friends of the Earth France, IIDMA, Re:Common and Urgewald has found.

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.

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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...

BoaPlus? Boa-TSCHUESS!

Another RWE coal plant project was cancelled. The court ruled against the project of this coal plant in Niederaussem because of financial...

Erlangen utilities quit coal

The coal-fired boiler of the plant will be taken off the grid in 2021, marking an end to coal in Erlangen.

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