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Germany to start closing black coal plants in 2020 - draft law

Germany plans to shut down its first power plants that use black coal in 2020, a draft law seen by Reuters on Thursday showed, as part of a planned phase-out of coal by 2038 expected to cost at least 40 billion euros ($44 billion).

read more... 06/09/2019


Coal’s share of UK power generation drops to record low of 0.7%

The share of UK power generated by coal hit a record low of 0.7% between April and June.

read more... 30/08/2019


Russian thermal coal production to grow to 550 million mt per year by 2035: Putin

Russian thermal coal production is set to grow over 100 million mt by 2035, as the country looks to invest in new coal infrastructure and focus increasingly on the growing Asia-Pacific region, President Vladimir Putin said in a meeting with heads of coal mining regions last week.

read more... 28/08/2019


Ukraine's DTEK to import 400,000 mt of coal from Colombia

Ukraine's largest producer of power from fossil fuels, DTEK, will import at least 400,000 mt of coal from Colombia within the next few months, Maksym Tymchenko, DTEK general manager, said Tuesday.

read more... 22/08/2019


Coal generation in Europe down 19% in 2019 as phase-outs take effect

Coal generation in Europe dipped 19% over the first six months of 2019, according to Brussels-based think tank Sandbag.

read more... 13/08/2019