To permanently cut our bills, quickly take back control of our energy supplies, and address the climate emergency, our power system needs to be fossil-free and completely based on renewables by 2035.
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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.
Calling Time on Coal: Eastern Greater Poland, tells the story of how one Polish region steeped in coal has rejected the Polish government’s strategy to keep burning coal until 2049 in favour of blazing its own path beyond coal by 2030 to build a brighter future based upon clean, renewable energy.
Our new documentary video “Hope Beyond Coal in Greece’s Valley of Tears” vividly illustrates the challenge, promise and potential of […]
People in Sivas, Turkey, have been suffering the toxic impacts of coal for three decades. They say they want change, and that installing σolar panels on the region’s coal sites is a big part of the answer.
See how one former mining town in Spain has set about adapting to this post-coal world by retrofitting one of its disused coal mines to produce emission-free heat for the community.
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.
Kathrin Gutmann and Bruce Nilles from the campaigns talk in Bonn during the COP23 climate negotiations.
The Immerather Dom has become a symbol of the lost heritage and community destruction becasuee of the expansion of Germany’s vast Rhineland coal mines.