The challenge to deploy enough solar and wind to achieve a fully renewables-based European power system by 2035 is big. But it pales into insignificance when compared to the amount of potential places to easily install renewable energy systems all around us!
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With only 65 KM of coastline, offshore wind probably isn’t the first renewable energy technology that springs to mind when you think of Belgium.
Poland has the second largest coal industry in the EU, but while the majority of other member states will stop burning the dirtiest of all fossil fuels this decade, Poland has no such plan. That is, except for the coal region of Eastern Greater Poland, which has taken matters into its own hands and plans to be coal free by 2030.
Inaugurated in April 2022, the 204MW Kozani solar park, built adjacent to several lignite mines, is the largest utility-scale solar farm in southeastern Europe. The first of a planned 3GW of solar power to be built in the country’s lignite regions, it represents just the beginning of Greece’s ongoing massive expansion of solar generation capacity.
People in Sivas, Eastern Turkey have been breathing the poison of the local Kangal coal-fired power plant for three decades now.
The end of Spain’s coal industry presents communities on the front line with numerous challenges and opportunities. Find out how one former mining town has set about adapting to a post-coal world by retrofitting an old coal mine to produce emission-free heat for the community.
Akbelen is the last patch of forest in İkizköy, a village in Muğla, Turkey, and it is currently threatened by the expansion of yet another coal mine.
Hedwig Drabik, Resident of Keyenberg Hedwig Drabik is a resident of the village of mines despite the fact that that […]
Keyenberg, Germany – Norbert Winzen’s family has been living in the village of Keyenberg for generations. His late father was […]