Commission launches new coal phase-out platform

The European Commission launched a Platform for Coal Regions in Transition programme on Monday to ease the pain of the EU’s transition away from coal-fired power stations

The European Commission launched a Platform for Coal Regions in Transition programme on Monday to ease the pain of the EU’s transition away from coal-fired power stations, as it shifts towards a low-carbon economy.

The aim is to facilitate the development of projects and long-term strategies in coal regions and will bring together EU, national, regional and local stakeholders involved in the transition to help them foster partnerships and learn from each other's experiences.

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