Romania plans to expand coal mine over 100 hectares of forests

Romania plans to expand coal mine over 100 hectares of forests

16 January 2023 - More than 100 hectares of forests in Romania's Gorj region could be cut down to expand a lignite mine.

Eco-activists on barricades defend village Lützerath in Germany from expansion of coal mines

German eco-activists on barricades defending village from coal mine expansion

10 January 2023 - Environmentalists have been opposing RWE and the local authority's plan for months to demolish the village of Lützerath to boost coal output

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Greece delays closure of three coal plant units to 2025

16 December 2022 - PPC’s lignite plants are to continue operation beyond 2023, in a reversal of the government’s decarbonization policy

Wind farm dismantled to expand coal mine in Germany

Wind farm in Germany is being dismantled to expand coal mine

25 October 2022 - A wind farm in Germany is being taken down to expand the Garzweiler lignite mine and maintain the security of electricity supply.

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Energy crisis triggers new coal projects in Republic of Srpska, Serbia

22 August 2022 - Republic of Srpska plans a new unit at thermal power plant Gacko, as firm in Serbia eyes an underwater coal mining project

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US-based KKR set to take over ContourGlobal

20 May 2022 - US-based KKR is set to take over Bulgarian thermal power plant Maritsa East 3, as well as wind and solar capacities in Austria and Italy

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Solar projects awarded all premiums in Germany’s innovative renewables auctions

19 May 2022 - Germany has awarded market premiums for 403 MW of innovative solar facilities, including projects on farmland and parking lots

Environmentalists expressly oppose lignite mine opening announcement in North Macedonia

Environmentalists oppose lignite mine projects in North Macedonia

05 April 2022 - The general manager of state-owned utility ESM said it would open two lignite mines, which...

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Greece sees sharpest coal emissions cut among EU coal-producing countries

19 July 2021 - Greece has achieved a 56.3% reduction in emissions in the sectors covered by the EU ETS, the third best performance among member states.

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Two coal-fired power plants generate alarming air pollution in Kosovo*

28 August 2020 - Two coal-fired power plants, Kosova A and Kosova B, are the main source of the...

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Top 3 CO2 emitters for 2019 in Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Cyprus, Romania, Slovenia

11 May 2020 - Lignite power plants are occupying the most positions on the 2019 list of the top...

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PPC Renewables to add 1.5 GW in solar including on former coal mines

31 December 2019 - The Regulatory Authority for Energy revealed Greece’s dominant power producer is already taking steps in...

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