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EU ban on Russian coal imports to take effect after transition ends

European Union (EU) member states will not be allowed to import any more coal from Russia after the transitional period for the bloc's embargo ends at midnight on Wednesday.

read more... 11/08/2022


Germany sticks to 2030 coal exit target despite energy crisis

Germany said Monday it still aimed to close its coal power plants by 2030 despite reverting to the fossil fuel following an energy crisis provoked by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

read more... 21/06/2022


Poland's PM pushes for more coal to lower heating costs

Poland’s prime minister vowed Thursday to support higher production at the nation’s coal mines in order to bring down heating and energy prices that have soared amid the war in neighbouring Ukraine and the European Union's efforts to reduce its dependency on Russian energy sources.

read more... 13/06/2022


Germany plans to put idled coal plants on standby in case of gas supply disruption

Germany is planning to use coal-fired power stations which would have been idled this year and next as reserve facilities in case of disruption to gas supplies from Russia, economy ministry sources said on Tuesday.

read more... 25/05/2022


China freezes out 12.8GW of overseas coal projects

Despite progress, 19.2GW of coal projects remain in a grey area of China’s “no new coal overseas” policy and could still go ahead, according to analysis from energy think tank CREA.

read more... 09/05/2022