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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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European coal phase-out could slow in 2021

The phase-out of coal-fired generation across Europe could slow in 2021 amid more favourable market conditions than last year, according to the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES).

read more... 22/01/2021

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Czech health minister backs coal mining phase-out ‘as soon as possible’

Czech health minister Jan Blatný is aware of the negative impacts of coal mining on the environment and human health. “Personally, I am in favour of a coal mining phase-out as soon as possible,” he told EURACTIV.cz.

read more... 19/01/2021

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