27 March 2023

To a renewable future

When we first launched Europe Beyond Coal in 2017, Europe had 328 coal plants and only 3 countries with plans to quit coal. Fast forward to today and coal is in decline. Only 157 coal plants are left without a 2030 closure date and 23 countries are already coal-free or have a plan to quit coal. To solve the cost of living, security and climate crises, we must transform Europe’s power sector so that it is free of fossil fuels and based fully on renewable energy by 2035.

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28 January 2022

People of the village of İkizköy, located in the Muğla province of Turkey, are resisting the expansion of a nearby coal mine that would bring the destruction of the region’s Akbelen Forest, by maintaining 27/7 watch camps among the trees.

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25 November 2019

Since the start of 2016, 69 coal plants have closed or announced to close in Europe, and a net 31 planned projects have been cancelled.