EU coal consumption decreased by two thirds in last 30 years

EU coal consumption decreased by two thirds in last 30 years

18 August 2021 - In 2020, the EU consumed 63% and 64% less hard coal and brown coal, respectively, than in 1990, according to Eurostat's data.

Serbian president when Poland shuts down coal power plants, Serbia will do same

Serbian president: Serbia will shut down its coal power plants when Poland does

11 August 2021 - Serbia is under pressure to lose its energy security, said Aleksandar Vučić, adding he would not allow the country to become the biggest electricity importer.

Securing EU money for Bulgaria's energy transition will be difficult without coal phaseout date

Securing EU money for Bulgaria’s energy transition will be difficult without coal phaseout date

09 August 2021 - Professor Koso Stoychev said Slovakia, Romania and Greece have set dates for phasing out coal, and that Bulgaria must do the same.

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Coal power stations in Western Balkans emit twice as much SO2 as EU plants

13 July 2021 - The Western Balkans’ 18 coal-fired power plants released twice as much sulfur dioxide in 2019 as all 221 such facilities in the EU.

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Think tanks supporting Western Balkans accelerate energy transition, reach Green Deal

27 May 2021 - A project implemented by Agora Energiewende will support regional governments in developing strategies and plans for coal phasing out, increasing the share of renewables, and identifying the financing sources. 

Serbia s coal fired thermal power plants keep working 2050

Serbia’s coal-fired thermal power plants to keep working until 2050

27 May 2021 - Minister of Mining and Energy Zorana Mihajlović said a plan would be developed for the operation of thermal power plants in Serbia until 2050

Serbia halts construction of 350 MW coal power plant Kolubara B

Serbia halts construction of 350 MW coal power plant Kolubara B

24 May 2021 - The move could be seen as the first serious step in the energy transition and the decarbonization of the energy sector.

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EPBiH would have to pay EUR 200 million per year for CO2 emissions

13 May 2021 - The amount exceeds the total cost of coal power production and it would make the activity unprofitable.

Elektroprivreda Srbije intends to install two solar power plants at ash dumps

Serbian power utility EPS intends to install two solar power plants at ash dumps

12 May 2021 - EPS has announced a tender for the analysis for the construction of PV plants at the ash dumps of the Morava and Kolubara A coal power plants.

Slovenia's coal power plant TES to generate EUR 870 loss by 2030

Slovenia’s coal power plant TEŠ to generate EUR 870 million loss by 2030

10 May 2021 - The closure of Šoštanj power plant could be inevitable even before 2033, currently the most optimistic scenario for Slovenia’s coal phaseout. 

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Renewables overtake fossil fuels in EU power generation for first time ever

26 January 2021 - For the first time ever, the EU has produced more electricity in a year from renewable energy sources than from fossil fuels.

Germany awards EUR 317 million in coal capacity closure tender

Germany awards EUR 317 million in coal capacity closure tender

07 December 2020 - Owners of 11 coal power plants with an installed capacity of 4.8 GW will receive EUR 317 million to shut down the polluting facilities.

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