Coal plant retirements gain pace in Europe

March 23, 2018

Coal plant closure momentum is growing in Europe this month, with four German plants retiring or announcing retirement in March, and Ireland committing to a total coal phase out by 2025.

Estonia makes surprise push for coal subsidies

December 5, 2017

The Estonian EU Presidency is suggesting to allow massive coal subsidies in the new EU power market rules. It has proposed changes eliminating the carbon intensity threshold for existing coal plants - allowing them to use public money to stay open longer and even extend their lifetimes.