EU Ministers, it's time for higher ambition!
Over 100 businesses and NGOs have signed onto a joint statement asking for EU Energy Ministers to commit to 50% renewable energy & 20% energy efficiency targets for 2030.Read more
Calling Time on Coal: Eastern Greater Poland
Our new mini documentary looks at how people in the region of Eastern Greater Poland have rejected the Polish government’s strategy of burning more coal in favour of planning their own 2030 coal exit to secure the region’s future.Read more & watch the video
Decoding Europe's energy crisis
A new web feed with rolling analysis of Europe’s response to the energy crisisRead more
EU Member State spending on Russian fossil fuels
How much money from the EU is being spent on Russian coal, oil, & gas since the war on Ukraine began?See our live counter
New Report: Solar Potential of Coal Sites in Turkey
Turkey's open-cast coal mines can host enough solar energy to power almost seven million homesRead the report
The business plans of major European coal burning utilities do not contain the necessary milestones on fossil fuel phase out and renewables deployment to deliver on their 2050 net zero pledges.Read the report
Kathrin Gutmann wins Climate Breakthrough Award
Europe Beyond Coal’s campaign director, Kathrin Gutmann, is one of three winners of this year’s Climate Breakthrough Award.Read more
The transformation of an old coal mine to produce renewable energy is helping the Spanish town of Mieres adapt to life beyond coal.Read and watch
To a renewable future
Our vision is of a European energy system predominantly powered by wind and solar energy, that minimises waste, and maximises efficiency through the electrification of heating, industry and transport, the insulation of buildings and delivery of power via smart technology by 2035.
How many of Europe’s coal plants have retired since January 2016, and how many are left to go?Learn more
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A power system that works for everyone
This system-wide transformation should be ambitious and fair, protecting people, communities and nature, and result in the dismantling of the fossil fuel industry that drives up costs, finances armed conflicts, damages our health, undermines our democracies, and is responsible for environmental destruction and worsening climate change.
Beyond Fossil Fuels supports and coordinates work with civil society groups working across the European continent, including the European Union, the Western Balkans, Turkey, UK, Norway, Switzerland, Ukraine, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Cyprus Malta and Croatia. Our partners have already had a lot of success moving Europe beyond coal, but there is a lot more to do to speed the transition to a fossil-free, renewables-based European power system by 2035. Together, we have the power to bring this better future forward.