10 December 2019

Elena Bixel

Elena has been part of Europe-wide coordination efforts of NGOs in the field of coal since 2012. In her role as a campaigner with Europe Beyond Coal she coordinates the network’s plant-by-plant and mine campaign, recently focusing on phasing out coal in district heating. Previously, she has worked as Coal Policy Officer with CAN Europe where she contributed towards building the Europe Beyond Coal campaign, and with Climate Alliance Germany. Elena has been passionate about the well-being of our planet and driving societal change since childhood and studied Political Science and Human Geography in Heidelberg, Granada and Berlin.

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13 November 2020

The Europe Beyond Coal coalition is urging coal region leaders to commit multibillion Euro recovery sums to a clean energy transition – and to tell their governments that the EU should not divert the funds towards a fossil gas-led future.

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23 September 2020

BERLIN, 23 September 2020 – With the Climate Care Uprising protests beginning today, and another wave of Fridays For Future global climate strikes coming Friday, civil society groups in Europe have launched an expanded set of digital tools to help people take part in online protests, blocking European coal, gas and oil companies that hold back progress on climate change. 

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19 October 2020

Prague, 19 October 2020 – The Czech government is in danger of looking out of touch at the upcoming EU council meeting, as its coal commission is homing in on a post-2030 phase out that would undermine Czech prime minister Andrej Babiš’s recent commitment to increasing the EU’s climate target to 55 percent by 2030. 

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12 October 2020

The Polish lignite mine, Turów, is polluting the Lusatian Neisse River causing subsidence that could damage houses across the German border.