01 September 2023

France extends life of two remaining coal plants to 2024, delaying coal exit.

25 August 2023 – France extends life of two remaining coal plants to 2024, delaying coal exit. 

France has extended the life of its last two coal plants, Emile-Huchet  (647 MW) and Cordemais (1260 MW) until the end of 2024 through a decree which allows them to operate an additional 1800 hours. This effectively delays the country’s coal exit from 2023 to 2024.

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15 May 2024

Amidst years of legal battles, Poland’s Turów coal mine continues to inflict damage on nearby communities in Germany and Czechia, draining water, damaging peoples’ homes, and destroying the climate.

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14 May 2024

On 13 March 2024, environmental activists in Poland won a court case against the Turów coal mine. The ruling, handed down by a regional administrative court in Warsaw, invalidated the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) required by PGE, Poland’s largest power producer, to  secure its mining licence until 2044. 

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10 May 2024

The Government 2035 Commitment Tracker monitors commitments made by European governments to a fair and sustainable power system based on renewable energy beyond fossil fuels.

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30 April 2024

The environment, climate, and energy ministers of the Group of Seven western industrialised states (G7) have committed to phase-out coal power ‘during the first half of the 2030s’, in the outcomes of their summit in Torino presented today.