Greece officially writes off four lignite fired thermal power

Greece officially writes off four coal-fired thermal power units

08 April 2021 - The plans for a coal phaseout in Greece seem to be accelerating as the only thermal power plant project may be switched to gas earlier.

North Macedonia signs memorandum alexandroupolis gas electricity phase out coal

North Macedonia securing gas, electricity supply amid coal phaseout

01 April 2021 - The country has signed three memoranda with Greece on the future LNG terminal near Alexandroupolis and the adjacent gas-fired power plant.

Turkey's Garanti BBVA bank stop financing coal

Turkey’s Garanti BBVA bank to stop financing coal projects

31 March 2021 - Garanti BBVA, the fifth-largest bank in Turkey vowed to cleanse the loan portfolio of the remaining coal mines and plants by 2040

Europe halfway closing coal power plants 2030

Europe is halfway into closing all coal power plants by 2030

25 March 2021 - Fifty percent of coal-fired thermal power plants in Europe are closed or will be shut down by 2030 amid rising CO2 costs and the expansion of renewables

Slovenian government proposes coal phaseout by 2033

Slovenian government proposes coal phaseout by 2033

19 March 2021 - The Ministry of Infrastructure has launched public debate on the draft coal phaseout strategy and accompanying EIA.

Kopac Obsession coal BiH

Kopač: Obsession with coal threatens to push BiH back deeper into past

08 March 2021 - Fixed tariffs for green energy are obsolete and the obsession with coal can push BiH deeper into the past, says Janez Kopač from the Energy Community

EU's Timmermans Coal no future workers

EU’s Timmermans: Coal has no future but coal sector workers do

25 February 2021 - The European Commission's Executive Vice-President says the EU needs to help the fossil fuel sector to abandon coal, but also oil and petrochemicals

Greece's Western Macedonia halt all renewable energy

Greece’s Western Macedonia region wants to halt all renewable energy projects

17 February 2021 - The regional government of Western Macedonia is about to request the suspension of all renewable energy projects and demand a greater role

COVID-19 pandemic slowdown coal power

COVID-19 pandemic accelerated slowdown in coal power plant sector

16 February 2021 - Electricity output from fossil fuels dropped more than from low-carbon sources. The coal power sector showed the greatest weakness in the market.

resavica subsidies just transition coal phaseout

Resavica coal mines never break even despite massive subsidies

11 February 2021 - Underground coal mining utility PEU Resavica receives EUR 40 million state aid every year, but it regularly ends reporting a loss.

Coal pollution Turkey annual health costs EUR 10 9 billion

Coal pollution in Turkey brings annual health costs of up to EUR 10.9 billion

08 February 2021 - Air pollution from coal power plants in Turkey kills almost 5,000 people prematurely and leads to 3,000 preterm births every year

Sostanj waste incineration thermal power

Šoštanj municipality rejects waste incineration plan for thermal power plant

02 February 2021 - TEŠ's project to add SRF waste to the coal that it burns in the Šoštanj thermal power plant hit a wall at the municipal council

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