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Germany to choose between a coal levy and gradual phase out of coal power plants on July 1

Germany is considering two alternative proposals on how to curb CO2 emissions from the energy sector and would make a final decision on July 1, Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Wednesday.

read more... 25/06/2015


Germany could close eight more coal power plants

Germany is working on a new regulation to oblige energy firms to close some more coal-fired power plants since it aims to attain ambitious climate targets, as shown in a document seen by Reuters on Sunday.

read more... 24/11/2014


China to ban new coal plants around Beijing

Last week China has announced that it will ban the construction of new coal power plants in three regions near Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong, in a move which aims to reduce the consumption of coal below 65% of total power generation by 2017, in comparison to 70% currently, and to reduce country’s air pollution.

read more... 30/09/2013


Poland: PGE suspends the construction of $3.6 bln coal power plant

PGE, the Polish state biggest utility, has suspended its plans to build two new coal-fired power units worth $3.6 billion, citing weak demand and falling electricity prices.

read more... 08/04/2013


UK’s Kingsnorth coal power plant closed today

The Kingsnorth coal plant in Kent has closed today, E.ON’s plant has stopped working already in December, but today it has officially closed. After forty years of producing electricity, the 2,000MW plant, has begun a two year decommissioning process which could lead to demolition.

read more... 29/03/2013