coal phaseout

Greece EU state aid 680 pumped storage

Greece asks EU to approve state aid for 680 MW pumped storage project

07 July 2020 - GEK Terna is building two pumped storage hydropower plants and artificial lakes in Amfilochia in...

7 flaws in EPS environmental study for TENT thermal power plant overhaul

Major flaws in EPS environmental study for TENT A thermal power plant overhaul

25 June 2020 - Environmentalist organizations and activists claim Elektroprivreda Srbije, EPS, won’t be able to obtain the necessary...

Coal power plants in EU shuttering

Coal power plants in EU shuttering amid jump in expenses from end-June

25 June 2020 - Exemptions in air pollution limits in the EU are about to be abolished, so owners...

Coal plant SO2 emissions in Western Balkans

SO2 emissions in Western Balkans coal plants six times above limit in 2019

23 June 2020 - There was no improvement last year on air pollution from lignite-fired industrial facilities reported to...

Environmentalist protest small hydropower, pollution in Serbia

Environmentalist groups unite to protest small hydropower, pollution in Serbia

15 June 2020 - More than forty environmentalist organizations participated at the demonstration in front of the building of...

Climate targets gas coal power plants

Climate targets warrant closure of all gas, coal power plants soon, study shows

11 June 2020 - If solutions to turn emissions negative aren’t scaled up substantially in the mid-term to cap...

PPC layoffs coal mines 890 workers

PPC begins voluntary layoffs at coal mines with program for 890 workers

09 June 2020 - The state-owned company PPC managing lignite open pits and thermal power plants in Greece launched...

Serbia spatial plan coal-fired thermal power plant Kolubara B

Serbia issues draft spatial plan for coal-fired thermal power plant Kolubara B

08 June 2020 - A public consultation was launched on the draft spatial plan for the special purpose area...

Bulgaria,-Croatia,-Romania,-Slovenia plan-to-burn-coal-beyond-2030-report-on-final-NECP

Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Slovenia plan to burn coal beyond 2030 – report on final NECPs

05 June 2020 - A new report published by Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe and ZERO looks into the...

coal power costs more than solar panels

IRENA: Renewables increasingly cheaper than coal competitors on cost

03 June 2020 - IRENA found 56% of renewable capacity added last year achieved lower electricity costs than new...

coal phaseout Balkan Bulgaria Romania Greece

Delaying coal phaseout would be expensive for Bulgaria, Romania and Greece

06 May 2020 - The drop in market prices of power amid the coronavirus crisis opens the way for...

Transformation of coal business into geothermal heating, power system by Hunosa

Smart transformation of coal business into geothermal heating, power system by Spanish Hunosa Grupo

23 April 2020 - Grupo Hunosa, undergoing a transformation away from coal, its basic activity, used geothermal energy from...

Verbund discontinues last coal-fired energy plant in Austria

Verbund discontinues last coal-fired energy plant in Austria; eyes hydrogen

22 April 2020 - Government-owned Verbund switched the Mellach coal-fired heat and power unit to a backup role, ending...

CE Oltenia suspending 13,000 workers as sales drop amid COVID-19

CE Oltenia suspending 13,000 workers as sales drop amid COVID-19

20 April 2020 - The government in Bucharest is paying employees on a leave of absence 75% of gross...

Sostanj

Thermal power plant Šoštanj takes active role in Slovenia’s energy transition

25 March 2020 - Slovenian lignite-fired thermal power plant Termoelektrarna Šoštanj (TEŠ) has been developing several projects aimed at...

ContourGlobal abandons Kosova e Re project, exits coal altogether

ContourGlobal abandons Kosova e Re project, exits coal altogether

17 March 2020 - The foreign investor has faced a setback with regulatory hurdles and financing drying up for...

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