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COAL OUTLOOK – Prices slump to 4-year lows

European coal prices fell to near four-year lows in early Monday trading as plunging oil prices exacerbated existing pressure from a weak gas market, sluggish demand and ample supply.

read more... 10/03/2020


Czech energy group EPH to buy out Uniper in Schkopau plant

Czech energy group EPH’s subsidiary Saale Energie will take full control of the Schkopau lignite-fired power plant in Germany after agreeing to buy Uniper’s 58% stake, EPH said on Friday.

read more... 24/02/2020


Uniper to shut down German hard-coal power plants by 2025

Uniper aims to close most of its German hard coal-fired power plants over the next five years, accounting for half its European coal capacity, the utility said on Thursday.

read more... 31/01/2020


German officials agree on plan to exit coal-fired power

German officials have agreed on a plan to shut down the nation's coal-fired power plants by the mid to late 2030s, the government said Thursday.

read more... 16/01/2020


France to close Havre coal power plant in April 2021

France’s 580 megawatt (MW) Havre coal power plant will close on April 1, 2021, the energy ministry said on Friday.

read more... 14/01/2020