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Coal Production In Central Eastern Europe

The worst is over. Already at present about 95 of brown coallignite and 75 of hard coal production in Central and Eastern Europe CEE and the Commonwealth of Independent States CIS is viable locally or at the national level while not being profitable in international terms.

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  • Coal generation in Europe fell one fifth in 2019 World

    Coal generation in Europe fell one fifth in 2019 World

    Jul 16 2021 Coal generation in Europe fell by a fifth in the first half of this year with almost every coal-burning country cutting back. Western Europe saw particularly dramatic drops in production – up to 79 in Ireland according to climate think-tank Sandbag. And there were times of zero or near-zero generation in many countries.

  • EU’s flagship climate instrument used to subsidise coal in

    EU’s flagship climate instrument used to subsidise coal in

    Apr 26 2016 The EUs carbon market rules allow Central and Eastern European Member States to invest up to €12 billion in coal powered energy production. As representatives of the EU Member States are due to discuss the EU ETS this Wednesday the new publication Fossil fuel subsidies from Europes carbon market adds momentum to the need to overhaul this policy.

  • Time for Pariscompatible coal phaseout plans in Central

    Time for Pariscompatible coal phaseout plans in Central

    Central and Eastern European countries need to set national coal phase-out dates by 2030 at the latest in order to fall in line with the climate goals of the Paris Agreement environmental .

  • WWF Clean Jobs Can Replace Coal Jobs in European Regions

    WWF Clean Jobs Can Replace Coal Jobs in European Regions

    May 04 2021 Just Transition in Central and Eastern Europe CEE will contribute to achieving EU climate neutrality and the local development of target regions by having a positive impact in all the important aspects of the transition process – social economic and environmental. For example the total coal reserves in Southwest Bulgaria are estimated to .

  • A second chance for coal regions in the energy transition

    A second chance for coal regions in the energy transition

    Jul 03 2020 Within Central and Eastern Europe the coal regions actively participating in the EU initiative are the ones located in Poland the Czech Republic Romania Greece Slovakia and Slovenia. According to the Clean energy technologies in coal regions report coal regions do not have to stay behind in the frame of a continued economic and social .

  • Europe’s coal problem Adam Tooze

    Europe’s coal problem Adam Tooze

    Jun 10 2019 Europes coal problem. by Adam Tooze on 10th June 2019. The eurozone muddled through its crisis at Germanys behest. The climate emergency is much too serious for that. Adam Tooze. The European Union likes to pose as a leader on environmental politics but when it comes to climate policy Europe has a skeleton in its closet—coal.

  • Just Transition Fund can boost European coal phaseout E3G

    Just Transition Fund can boost European coal phaseout E3G

    Feb 18 2021 Coal is already in terminal decline. E3Gs recent analysis of the state of the energy transition in central and eastern Europe—a region with many coalmining countries—shows that the role of coal is already diminishing because it is too expensive while governments are looking for alternatives such as ever-cheaper renewable energy.

  • Last Gasp The coal companies making Europe sick Europe

    Last Gasp The coal companies making Europe sick Europe

    Following on from the Last Gasp Europe Beyond Coal partners HEAL Bankwatch and Climate Action Network released Chronic Coal Pollution a new report that explores the impact of coal pollution on health in the Western Balkans.It emphasises the prognosis of EU action to improve health and economies across Europe.

  • Europe still building new coal power stations Airclim

    Europe still building new coal power stations Airclim

    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 AN22018 and further examples of such plants from Eastern Europe are presented here.

  • Chinesebuilt coal projects in Europe

    Chinesebuilt coal projects in Europe

    Coal for Stanari project in Bosnia and Herzegovina October 2019 Credit Xinhua News 1. Context 1With nine EU member states now coal-free and 11 more planning to end electricity generation from coal by 2030 the coal phase out in the EU is well underway. 52 coal plants have closed in the EU since 2016 while the European Union has stepped up its

  • Slovakia Coal PhaseOut Powering Past Coal Alliance

    Slovakia Coal PhaseOut Powering Past Coal Alliance

    May 26 2020 Slovakia relies less on coal than its neighbours in Central and Eastern Europe. Nevertheless coal power features prominently in its energy mix accounting for 11 of electricity production in 2018. The country has two coal power plants Vojany located in the in the south-east of the country uses imported hard coal coming from Ukraine .

  • EU’s flagship climate instrument used to subsidise coal in

    EU’s flagship climate instrument used to subsidise coal in

    Apr 26 2016 The EUs carbon market rules allow Central and Eastern European Member States to invest up to €12 billion in coal powered energy production. As representatives of the EU Member States are due to discuss the EU ETS this Wednesday the new publication Fossil fuel subsidies from Europes carbon market adds momentum to the need to overhaul this policy.

  • Communities on the frontlines of a postcoal future in

    Communities on the frontlines of a postcoal future in

    hile a phaseout of coal in Europe is inevitable within the next decade some central and eastern European governments are resisting the trend. The argument is that coal is key to energy security and economic prosperity and that workers and communities in coal-reliant regions would suffer greatly if phaseouts are implemented.

  • Battling climate change on the other side of Europes Coal

    Battling climate change on the other side of Europes Coal

    Sep 16 2019 Battling climate change on the other side of Europes Coal Curtain. In Central and Eastern Europe the fight against climate change is put on hold in favour of a political goal that seems to be more important for the moment keeping fees of household utilities low. Surveys show that people living in the area do not care about the changing .

  • New Report Reveals Economic Path to a Rapid Coal Phase

    New Report Reveals Economic Path to a Rapid Coal Phase

    Jul 06 2020 Bloomberg Philanthropies and BloombergNEF BNEF released Investing in the Recovery and Transition of Europes Coal Regions a new in-depth analysis on the transition of the power sector in four key Central and Eastern European economies Bulgaria Czechia Poland and Romania. Undertaken as part of Bloomberg Philanthropies partnership with the European Commissions Coal

  • Europe’s coal problem Adam Tooze

    Europe’s coal problem Adam Tooze

    Jun 10 2019 Europes coal problem. by Adam Tooze on 10th June 2019. The eurozone muddled through its crisis at Germanys behest. The climate emergency is much too serious for that. Adam Tooze. The European Union likes to pose as a leader on environmental politics but when it comes to climate policy Europe has a skeleton in its closet—coal.

  • Ailing Romanian Coal Region Sees New Hope in EU Green

    Ailing Romanian Coal Region Sees New Hope in EU Green

    May 29 2020 A remote cluster of six mining towns and surrounding villages the Jiu Valley holds a special place in the history of coal mining in Central and Eastern Europe. Coal

  • Europe still building new coal power stations Airclim

    Europe still building new coal power stations Airclim

    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 AN22018 and further examples of such plants from Eastern Europe are presented here.

  • Community Scoop 187; Clean Jobs Can Replace Coal Jobs In

    Community Scoop 187; Clean Jobs Can Replace Coal Jobs In

    May 05 2021 Press Release – WWF Central And Eastern Europe. Jobs in coal are plummeting across Europe as countries shift to renewable energy sources WWF is calling for EU countries to phase out their coal power by 2030 to fight the climate crisis and uphold the Paris Agreement .

  • Slovakia Coal PhaseOut Powering Past Coal Alliance

    Slovakia Coal PhaseOut Powering Past Coal Alliance

    May 26 2020 Slovakia relies less on coal than its neighbours in Central and Eastern Europe. Nevertheless coal power features prominently in its energy mix accounting for 11 of electricity production in 2018. The country has two coal power plants Vojany located in the in the south-east of the country uses imported hard coal coming from Ukraine .

  • Coal Is Coming Back In Europe As Gas Is Scarce

    Coal Is Coming Back In Europe As Gas Is Scarce

    But coal is coming back in Europe. Europe is so short of natural gas that the continent — usually seen as the poster child for the global fight against emissions — is turning to coal to .

  • Europe’s New Coal Curtain Eastern Europe Embraces Coal

    Europe’s New Coal Curtain Eastern Europe Embraces Coal

    Dec 08 2015 In Eastern Europe across the old fault lines of the Cold War and in much of the former Communist bloc coal is the only domestic alternative to oil and gas imported from Russia.