Coal power

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Tighter emission limits for EU power plants

Large combustion plants will have to meet new mandatory standards for the release of toxic air pollutants under the EU’s Industrial Emissions Directive from 2021.
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One-third of existing coal capacity must retrofit or close

More than 100 coal-fired plants, representing one-third of the EU’s large-scale coal-fired power plant capacity, face costly air quality upgrades or closure as a result of the new EU emissions limits for large combustion plants ..
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Global free-fall in coal plant development

Work has frozen at over 100 projects in China and India, in addition there is a 62 per cent decline in global construction starts and a 48 per cent drop in pre-construction activity.
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CO2 emissions from EU coal power fell in 2016

ENDS reports that carbon dioxide emissions from power stations and other major combustion plants, which account for 65 per cent of the European Union total, fell by four per cent in 2016 compared to the preceding year.
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The mining curse that haunts lignite towns

Lignite is no longer the cash cow it used to be. Local communities in Germany are now struggling with fewer jobs, lost tax revenues and environmentally degraded land.
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EU needs to shut all coal plants by 2030

The EU will need to phase out CO2 emissions from all of its coal plants in the next 15 years if it is to meet the Paris Agreement’s long-term temperature goals, according to a new Climate Analytics report released in Brussels in February 2017.
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Coal project in Croatia stopped

Croatian electricity company HEP Proizvodnja was proposing that a new 500 MW unit replace the ageing Plomin 1 plant, at the site of the existing Plomin Power Station. As a result, the Plomin Power Station capacity would have increased from 335 MW to 710 MW
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