Tag Archive: Germany

Kayak protest highlights Turów coal mine violations

August 30, 2020 12:00 pm Published by

Turów, 30 August 2020 - Local citizens and people from across Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic are kayaking to the Turów mine today, in protest of the failure of their governments and EU institutions to uphold laws protecting them and their water from the mining and burning of coal.

Germany has adopted its coal exit law.

July 3, 2020 3:06 pm Published by

With this we estimate an approximate additional 41 coal plants totalling 23 GW will close by 2030 and 15 plants totalling almost 19 GW are still meant to operate after 2030 and close by 2038 (with an option to close by 2035). This makes the German coal exit incompatible with the UN Paris climate agreement, whilst providing massive overcompensation to the coal industry for closing uneconomic plants very late.

French banks supporting RWE

July 16, 2019 11:56 am Published by

German utility RWE is Europe’s worst polluter, and one of the biggest threats to the climate and to a fast enough coal phase out on the continent.