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Set strict emission limits for power plants

It is now up to the member states to set ambitious emission standards for large combustion plants, in line with the strictest recommended air pollution limit values.
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Lignite plants should be closed first

Europe accounts for half of global lignite production and combustion, with EU members Germany and Poland the worst offenders in terms of premature deaths from air pollution ...
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Greenpeace Energy wants to buy coal business and replace it with renewables

The Hamburg-based green electricity provider, Greenpeace Energy, wants to shut down RWE’s coal power plants and replace them with 8.2 GW of wind and solar systems.
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Editorial: Call for Europe to phase out coal by 2025

As a result of the latest extremely alarming scientific findings from the IPCC and WMO, all European countries need to stop using coal for energy production by 2025 and thus avoid large emissions of carbon dioxide.
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Phasing out coal in Europe

Elements for a plan to phase out coal by 2025 are presented.
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Hidden subsidies for coal, gas and nuclear

New research by Greenpeace reveals that €58 billion goes to supporting coal, gas and nuclear in the form of so-called capacity mechanisms – a controversial type of subsidy ...
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German coal plants can cut much more NOx

Germany’s fleet of hard coal-fired power plants could cut emissions of harmful nitrogen oxides (NOx) in half tomorrow, if they used already-fitted pollution reduction equipment at full capacity.
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Heavily polluting Romanian power plant challenged

Greenpeace Romania, with the support of ClientEarth, has submitted a legal challenge against a lifetime permit granted in September to one of Romania’s oldest and largest coal power plants, Rovinari.
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Europe still building new coal power stations

Several countries in Europe have recently built or are planning to build new coal power stations. Some examples from Germany were described in the last issue of Acid News (AN2/2018), and further examples of such plants from Eastern Europe are presented here.
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Germany must exit coal quickly

A study conducted by the Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology posits that Germany can still meet its 2020 emissions reduction target.
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