Europe’s coal-fired generation fleet is in a parlous financial state, with more than half already unprofitable and that ratio set to hit 97% by 2030, ..
News 8 Dec 2017
EU Council presidency holder Estonia is proposing to abandon a measure designed to prevent state subsidies to coal-fired power generation as it seeks compromise on ..
News 5 Dec 2017
The European Commission has approved €3.1 million in state support for a Dutch project to carry CO2 generated by oil refineries to greenhouses for use ..
News 29 Nov 2017
- Climate,Energy,COP23: call to action
The UK and Canada have used UN climate talks in Bonn to launch a global alliance on Thursday of around 25 countries and regions committed ..
News 16 Nov 2017
Some coal-fired power stations will be eligible for continued support under a late-night deal between MEPs and national government delegates over reforms to the EU’s ..
News 9 Nov 2017
Billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg has announced a $50m initiative to move the world away from coal use as delegates discuss how to implement the Paris ..
News 9 Nov 2017
A wide coalition of environmental organisations launched on Thursday a concerted campaign calling for a European coal phaseout by 2030, and issued a five-point policy ..
News 2 Nov 2017
Germany, France and the UK are pushing to prevent governments from using the sale of CO2 emissions allowances to support coal-fired power stations, according to ..
News 31 Oct 2017
Climate campaigners have condemned the Polish government as “irresponsible” after it launched legal action against new EU rules limiting power station emissions ..
News 30 Oct 2017
Italy plans to phase out coal by 2025 as part of a new national energy strategy to be adopted next month, the government announced on ..
News 25 Oct 2017
- Climate,Energy,General Policy
The 2018 budget currently being debated by the Portuguese parliament will include a tax to discourage electricity generating companies from using cheap imported coal as ..
News 20 Oct 2017
The European Free Trade Association Surveillance Authority is considering whether to launch a formal investigation into Norwegian state subsidies for oil and gas exploration ..
News 29 Sep 2017
- Climate,Energy,Transport,Pollution,General Policy
The Paris Agreement is being put at risk by the EU and member states continuing to subsidise fossil fuels with public money, a think tank ..
News 28 Sep 2017
- Energy,COP21: climate crunch
European electricity utilities have urged EU lawmakers to drop a proposal preventing governments from supporting coal plants, arguing it would not reduce emissions ..
News 25 Sep 2017
All pollution permits held by large combustion plants will be reviewed in the next four years to ensure compliance with stricter EU standards by mid-2021, ..
News 1 Aug 2017