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Greece has committed €5 billion to phase-out the use of coal by 80% by...
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GE to exit new build coal power market
GE announced on 21 September that it intends to exit the new build coal power market, subject to applicable consultation requirements. GE’s Steam Power business will work with...
Coal-plant retirements in Europe outpace new capacity
The size of the global coal fleet declined in the first half of 2020 for the first time on record, as plant retirements outpaced the commissioning of new capacity. In the first six...
German government passes coal exit law
Following an agreement in January resulting from months of talks with coal plant operators and the political leaders of the affected states, the German government has passed...
Tauron delays Jaworzno start up
Polish energy company Tauron has delayed commercial operations at its 910 MW Jaworzno III coal-fired power plant project because of technical difficulties during the commissioning process.
Sengwa project is making progress
Rio Energy has announced that China Gezhouba Group Corp (CGGC) will assist it with the construction of a 1400 MW coal-fired power plant in northern Zimbabwe.
Sweden closes its last coal plant
Sweden has closed its last coal-fired power plant, making it the third European country to complete the phase-out of the fossil fuel.
Drax to end coal generation
Drax has announced plans to end coal generation at its Yorkshire power plant in 2021 as part of its plans to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
Uniper sells stake in Schkopau lignite-fired PP
Uniper has signed an agreement with Saale Energie GmbH (Saale Energie) for the sale of its stake in the Schkopau lignite-fired power plant in Saxony-Anhalt.
Cambodia green lights new coal capacity
Cambodia is set to start building almost 1 GW of new coal-fired power capacity after its government approved two projects.
Fortum to close its last CHP coal boiler in Stockholm
Fortum's will close its last coal-fired boiler for electricity and heat production at the Värtaverket power plant in Stockholm in the spring of 2020.
Germany sets 2038 deadline for end of coal
Germany’s government has reached agreement with regional leaders on the closure of coal-fired power stations.
Vattenfall’s last coal power plant in the Netherlands is closed down
Vattenfall's last coal-fired power plant in the Netherlands, Hemweg 8 near Amsterdam, was closed down on 23 December.
Power sector dampens global coal demand
Coal-fired power generation is set to experience its largest ever decline in 2019, reducing demand for coal globally.
Goodbye to Reuter Unit C
After 50 years of operation, the Reuter CHP plant Unit C in Berlin is being decommissioned.
Cottam closes down after 50 years
The Cottam coal fired power station has switched off its generating plant the final time.
Belchatow met with legal challenge
Environmental group Client Earth has launched a legal challenge against operation of a power plant and two mines in central Poland.
Port Dickson plant reaches COD
The first of two new 1000 MW coal-fired power plants in Port Dickson, Malaysia, has started commercial operation.
Ncondezi Energy signs up CMEC and GE
Plans for the construction of an integrated thermal coal power plant and mine project in Tete Province, Northern Mozambique, are taking shape.
RWE closes Aberthaw coal fired PP
RWE has announced plans to close the 1560 MW Aberthaw B coal fired power station in Wales.