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Germany reactivates coal power plants amid Russian gas supply threats

As Germany closes its last nuclear reactors, it is also reactivating old coal power plants to ensure electricity supply security amid Russian threats to turn off the gas tap.

read more... 10/03/2022


Czechs ready to reach deal with Poland over disputed mine

New Czech Environment Minister Anna Hubackova said on Thursday she was ready to hold talks with Poland next week to overcome a dispute over Poland's open-pit coal mine Turow near the two countries' border.

read more... 14/01/2022


France fires up coal power in policy reversal over feared nuclear shortfall

France is to allow its last two operational coal-fired power plants to produce excessive emissions this winter to stave off the threat of electricity shortages resulting from the closure of some nuclear plants.

read more... 12/01/2022


New Czech government sees coal exit by 2033, backs nuclear power

The Czech Republic's new centre-right government will seek to lay the ground for a possible phasing out of coal by 2033, it said on Friday when it released its programme, while also supporting nuclear power as part of its energy future.

read more... 10/01/2022


World's largest coal port to be completely powered with clean energy

The world’s largest coal plant located in Australia declared it would be powered completely by renewable energy, part of a larger plan to decarbonize its business by 2040. 

read more... 07/01/2022