01 December 2022

Germany

To implement a deal made between state and federal government and energy company RWE, the German parliament passed a law to shut down 3 lignite plants (3GW) in 2030 instead of 2038 and extend the operations of two plants (1.2 GW) from 2022 to 2024. This expedites the lignite exit in NRW from 2038 to 2030.

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01 February 2024

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15 January 2024

To kickstart the new year, Slovakia and Austria have bid farewell to coal power. Slovakia has expedited its coal exit from 2030 to 2024, while rumours of a return to coal in Austria have failed to materialise, with record additions of solar and wind power easing out coal and helping to ensure security of supply.

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19 December 2023

The collective commitment announced yesterday by Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, and Switzerland to decarbonise their electricity systems by 2035 marks a momentous stride.