While modern district heating systems can significantly contribute to the integration of renewable energy in order to decarbonise our energy system, many of the existing systems in Central and Eastern Europe are still highly inefficient and heavily reliant on fossil fuels, such as oil, fossil gas or coal.
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PRAGUE, 8 November 2021 – The new Czech government signed its coalition agreement  today containing just a cursory nod […]
The European Court of Justice has ruled that mining at Poland’s sprawling Turów coal mine must cease while court processes Czech lawsuit.
Czech utility ČEZ announced that the cut of proportion of electricity it produces by burning coal from 39 percent to 12.5 percent by 2030.
Polish utility PGE will have operated Turów lignite mine illegally for one year this coming Saturday 1 May.
It has been five years since the UN Paris Climate Agreement, and in that short time, half of Europe’s coal plants have closed, or have announced pre-2030 closure plans. 2030 is now the key date for coal in Europe and the OECD, as it’s the latest possible moment these countries can close their coal plants and still meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Local groups and NGOs today welcomed the Czech government’s decision to file a lawsuit at the European Court of Justice against the Polish government for the illegal operation of the Turów lignite coal mine, which has been dug right up to the Czech and German borders, damaging local water supplies for nearby communities.
We're running out of time to address climate change, and while the EU is doing more and more to act on it and clean up industry, one of its key laws to cut industrial pollution does not cover carbon emissions! This has to change, and we have an opportunity to do it right now!
The Czech government is expected to agree a date for the closure of all of its coal plants on Monday 1 February.