Coal power

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Germany still constructing new coal power stations

Several countries in Europe, among them Germany, have recently built or are planning to build new coal power stations. Some examples of such plants are presented here.
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World’s biggest insurer moves away from coal

Allianz, the world’s biggest insurance company by assets, announced on 3 May 2018 that it will no longer provide stand-alone insurance coverage for coal power plants or coal mines.
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The communal deficits of German lignite usage

For a successful phase-out of coal in Germany, it is important to understand the dependence of mining and industrial communities on lignite.
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Italy’s most polluting coal plant taken to court

Italy’s largest and dirtiest coal plant is facing legal action by environmental lawyers. WWF Italy and ClientEarth claim the new permit for Enel’s Federico II power plant ...
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New NGO coalition wants to end coal in EU by 2030

In early November a wide coalition of environmental organisations launched a campaign to make Europe coal-free by 2030.
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Coal is finished, CCS doesn’t work

The worldwide movement against coal power is getting stronger and has already made some progress.
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Dirty dozen – biggest polluters

Polish lignite plant Belchatow and British coal plant Drax continue to dominate Europe’s most polluting point sources in 2015.
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Huge benefits from ending subsidies to fossil fuel

Fossil fuel subsidies support an industry that causes premature deaths and ill-health worldwide – the health costs associated with fossil fuel use are more than sixfold the subsidies.
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Effects of coal mining in Bulgaria

For years Pernik, in southwestern Bulgaria, has topped the charts for the city with the highest air pollution in the EU.
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