Denmark looks into storing green hydrogen as part of renewables drive

Denmark has become the latest North Sea country to unveil plans for a hydrogen production hub to harness surplus power from renewables.

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Germany hails ‘oversubscribed’ first auction to phase out hard coal plants

Stiff competition among coal-fired power plant operators has driven down the total of compensation payments to be disbursed in the first round of auctions under the country’s hard coal phase-out scheme.


Czech coal commission ‘not credible’

Campaigners have attacked a government body tasked with deciding how and when the Czech coal industry should end.


Coal phase-out: German plans ‘in line with EU competition law’

The German government’s plans to compensate hard coal power plants that shut down early to meet its climate objectives have been given the green light by the European Commission.


New voice for EU renewable hydrogen industry

Europe’s major renewable energy associations have united to support the growth of green hydrogen, in apparent reaction to the formation of a rival body with links to fossil fuel producers.

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UN chief calls for major curbs in EU coal use by 2030

The vast majority of EU member states must phase out coal power by the end of the decade, UN secretary-general António Guterres has said, as new research indicates the aim is eminently feasible.

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