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13 January 2022

Overview of National Coal Phase out Commitments

This briefing provides an overview of country coal phase out announcements and plans in Europe. Once governments announce a coal phase […]

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03 August 2021

Overview of national phase-out announcements August 2021

Currently 18 European countries have announced their intention to exit coal. Three of these, Belgium, Austria and Sweden have now become coal power free. Of the 18 that have announced their intention to exit coal, Germany and Montenegro are the only countries that want to exit after 2030. This document provides an overview of phase-out announcements and decisions in Europe.

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27 May 2021

State aid regime à la Green Deal – Subsidies to fossil fuels subvert Just Transition in Gorj County

The Romanian government’s proposal for CE Oltenia’s restructuring is a test for the European Commission’s commitment to aligning state aid […]

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22 March 2021

Sustainable alternatives for coal in the heating sector

The hastening phase-out of coal in the European power sector requires new solutions for local district heating grids. This paper locates and quantifies the issue in Europe, what can be done to transition to sustainable substitutes and what the challenges are on the way towards decarbonisation.

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15 December 2020

The EU Just Transition Platform Terms of Reference

Terms of reference, assumptions and conditions for the establishmentof an inclusive, accessible, multi-stakeholder platform to assist EU countries and regions to unlock the support available through the EU Just Transition Mechanism and to deliver a truly just transition for their territories.

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10 December 2020

Saying adiós to coal

Spain has experienced a massive decline over the last year and a half, a large majority of coal mines closed by the end of 2018, more than half of installed coal capacity closed at the end of June 2020, and it is expected that the last coal power plant will shut no later than 2025.

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17 August 2020

Just transition in the context of the European power utilities and financial institutions

We are calling on financial institutions to demand that utilities develop socially responsible plans for phasing out coal by 2030, the latest.

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24 June 2020

ČEZ Briefing for Investors, Insurers and Banks

ČEZ Czech energy company has broadly outlined its own coal phase-out dates as the trajectory of coal exclusion policies is trending in a positive direction.

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09 March 2020

A close-not-sell briefing for financial institutions

This briefing shows how the sale of coal power plants to different owners brings no real benefit in terms of emission reductions.

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07 February 2020

EÜAŞ – A briefing for investors

EÜAŞ (Electricity Generation Company) founded in 2001. This briefing summarises the electricty production of EÜAŞ in Turkey.

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18 July 2019

EBC No-coal policy principles for financiers

The principles in this briefing are intended to guide financial institutions and to align portfolios with the UN Paris Climate Agreement.

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15 July 2019

Seven Golden Rules for open and inclusive just transition planning at the regional level

Every region and every community is different. EU countries wake up to the climate emergency and the need for a swift transition to a sustainable society.

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11 April 2019

Unicredit briefing

The bank UniCredit is one of the last ones in the EU that is still involved in providing loans to many European energy companies that mine or burn coal.

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26 February 2019

The coal break-up

How financial institutions are phasing-out support to European coal utilities. The key power utilities in Europe that need an urgent transformation.

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04 December 2018

Enel/Endesa utility briefing

The briefing gives an overview of the two utilities’ power mix and existing coal plant fleet; Enel owns a 70.1% majority share in Endesa.

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04 December 2018

ČEZ utility briefing

This briefing paper presents analysis and recommendations to assist investors, insurers and banks in achieving a coal phase-out from ČEZ.

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04 December 2018

Fortum/Uniper utility briefing

The briefing gives an overview of the two utilities’ power mix and existing coal plant fleet and other financial risks facing these power assets.

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04 December 2018

RWE utility briefing

This briefing paper presents analysis to assist investors, insurers and banks in achieving a coal phase-out from RWE andto protect public health.