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Italy's Enel to close one Brindisi coal unit in 2021

Italian utility Enel will shut down one of the four units of its 2.4GW Brindisi south coal-fired plant starting from next year.

read more... 01/06/2020


Hard coal alliance proposes runtime extension for 'reserve' under Germany's phase-out - report

An alliance of hard coal plant operators plans to achieve an expansion of the runtime of Germany's seven most modern hard coal plants by proposing to shift them into an "energy transition reserve" to back up intermittent renewable power production, Christian Geinitz reports for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

read more... 26/05/2020


Europe is getting off coal even faster than expected

Across Europe, countries are making strides toward a fossil-free future. In April, Austria and Sweden closed their last coal plants—the latter nearly two years ahead of schedule—officially eliminating coal from their countries’ energy production.

read more... 11/05/2020


Britain breaks record for coal-free power generation

Britain has gone without coal-fired power generation for its longest stretch since the Industrial Revolution, breaking the existing record of 18 consecutive days this morning.

read more... 29/04/2020


RWE’s Q1 lignite output plunges 36% on poor market condition

Lignite-based power generation at German utility RWE has dwindled 4.9 TWh, or 36%, year on year in 2020’s first quarter, with the firm attributing the fall to low power prices, it said late on Thursday.

read more... 24/04/2020