Local groups and NGOs today welcomed the Czech government’s decision to file a lawsuit at the European Court of Justice against the Polish government for the illegal operation of the Turów lignite coal mine, which has been dug right up to the Czech and German borders, damaging local water supplies for nearby communities.
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We're running out of time to address climate change, and while the EU is doing more and more to act on it and clean up industry, one of its key laws to cut industrial pollution does not cover carbon emissions! This has to change, and we have an opportunity to do it right now!
The Czech government is expected to agree a date for the closure of all of its coal plants on Monday 1 February.
Operator ČEZ has been tight-lipped on the Melnik project, failing to mention it at its Annual Geneal Meeting.
The Vresova plant in Czech Republic stopped using lignite and switched to fossil gas.
Turów, 30 August 2020 - Local citizens and people from across Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic are kayaking to the Turów mine today, in protest of the failure of their governments and EU institutions to uphold laws protecting them and their water from the mining and burning of coal.
A new set of digital tools were launched to highlight coal utilities and financial institutions that continue to hold back progress.
This briefing paper presents analysis and recommendations to assist investors, insurers and banks in achieving a coal phase-out from ČEZ.
Civil society organisations warn the Polish insurer PZU that it is risking its business, reputation, and the health of tens of thousands of people across Poland’s southern border on a coal project dismissed by its competitors.