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Hungary and Poland plan nuclear to replace coal

Hungary is now the sixth European country to bring forward its coal phaseout plan, announcing that it will shut its last remaining coal plant in 2025. Meanwhile Poland says its first nuclear power unit will be built in Gdansk and the second one probably at the site of its Belchatów coal plant.

read more... 08/03/2021

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Hungary brings coal exit forward by five years

The country’s last coal power plant will be shut down in 2025 instead of 2030, Hungary’s secretary of state for EU affairs announced earlier this week.

read more... 05/03/2021

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China to speed up tapping new energy sources, but coal stays in mix

China set a modest five-year growth target on Friday for its nuclear power generation capacity and promised quicker development of alternative energy sources as it seeks to cut its carbon footprint, but left its coal industry largely untouched.

read more... 05/03/2021

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Brussels opens in-depth investigation into Germany’s coal phase-out plan

The German Bundestag sealed an agreement in June last year to compensate RWE and LEAG with €4.35 billion for closing the country’s last remaining coal plants and mining operations by 2038.

read more... 03/03/2021

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EU's 2030 goal requires 400 GW of wind, solar and tough decisions

Adding 162 GW of wind and 253 GW of solar capacity over 10 years, boosting electric vehicle (EV) sales and speeding up coal power plant retirements would result in a reduction of 53% in Europe’s emissions by 2030, but the bloc needs to do more to reach its 55% goal.

read more... 23/02/2021

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