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Polish court ducks opportunity to reign in PGE at Turów

August 31, 2023 3:47 pm Published by

Warsaw's Administrative Court has suspended proceedings on Turów coal mine's sham environmental impact assessment (EIA) that its owner PGE requires for its licence renewal. The verdict leaves local communities, already battered by water shortages, subsidence and dust, to stare down the barrel of a further twenty years of mining, while they await the claimants’ appeal. 

RWE tears down operational wind turbines in grab for more coal

August 28, 2023 5:10 pm Published by

As devastating wildfires continue to ravage Europe as a consequence of the climate emergency, German energy giant RWE has begun dismantling operational wind turbines near its sprawling Garzweiler open pit coal mine in North Rhine Westphalia with the intention of excavating a further 15 to 20 million tonnes of coal. 

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Closure of Spain’s biggest coal plant makes way for massive wind power development

August 22, 2023 1:40 pm Published by

Spain is hastening towards a coal-free power sector, with the government accepting energy company Endesa’s request to close its 1,468 MW As Pontes coal plant by August 2024. It will be replaced by a portfolio of renewable energy projects across Galicia, including 1 GW of wind power capacity, which the company says will directly create 1,300 jobs in the region.

Emissions Trap: Financial Institutions Still Feeding The Gas Industry

April 5, 2023 11:59 am Published by

5 April 2023 - While Europe needs to decarbonize electricity production by 2035 to limit warming to 1.5°C, a new report finds that banks and investors have provided billions of dollars in support to the gas power industry since 2019 [1]. The report’s authors, including Reclaim Finance and Beyond Fossil Fuels, call on financial institutions to restrict support for gas power in Europe to avoid locking-in carbon emissions on a huge scale, and increasing the level of stranded assets by 2035.

New Europe-wide campaign shows path to renewables-based power system by 2035

March 28, 2023 9:30 am Published by

Today, more than forty civil society organisations from across Europe are embarking on a mission to ensure governments, businesses, and financial institutions eliminate fossil fuels from the continent's power sector by 2035, replacing them with renewable energy sources and energy savings. The Beyond Fossil Fuels (BFF) campaign expands the hugely successful Europe Beyond Coal coalition, which has seen 23 European countries committing to coal exits, 17 of which will happen by 2030 at the latest.