Press releases

Civil Society Joins Forces to Push Europe Beyond Coal

Bonn, Germany, November 2, 2017: To combat the worsening impacts of climate change and air pollution, civil society groups across 28 nations are today launching Europe Beyond Coal, a collective campaign to catalyse and hasten the move away from coal and towards clean renewable energy.


The era of coal for Kymijarvi I is over

Lahti, Finland’s leading environmental city, is implementing the Finnish Government’s program. The closure of the coal plant in Kymijärvi is the beginning of the finnish coal phase...

Hungary wants to end coal power by 2030

‘Sky-rocketing’ EU carbon prices could mean Hungary is the first country in eastern Europe to set an exit date for the most polluting fossil fue.

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.