CAN Europe Publications on:

Coal Phase Out

  • Future of Europe's climate policy in hands of European Parliament

    10.02.2017 | Press Releases

    On 15 February, the European Parliament will vote on the redesign of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) for the coming decade. The Parliament’s decision is the most important political milestone on the way to turn the ETS into an effective climate protection tool and incentivise polluting industries to embrace the shift to a green economy.

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  • Garanti, Turkey’s top climate killer bank praised as climate champion

    12.12.2016 | Press Releases

    Turkey's second largest private bank, Garanti, which finances the country’s coal boom, received the 2016 Climate Performance Leadership award from CDP, a UK based organisation, earlier this month. Environmental groups shed light on the destructive impacts of the dodgy deals the bank is involved in, in order to counter its green claims deceiving the European public.

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  • Open letter to Members of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety of the European Parliament on the revision of the EU ETS

    22.11.2016 | Letters to Policy Makers

    31 organisations and networks working on a coal free Europe call on Members of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety of the European Parliament to vote for a meaningful revision of the EU’s Emission Trading System (EU ETS) that supports the rapid decarbonisation of Europe’s energy systems and transition away from coal in line with the Paris agreement and the leadership role EU is aspiring to play in global climate policy.

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  • Effective coal regulation could slash deaths from toxic fumes by 85%

    11.10.2016 | Press Releases

    Effective emissions limits could save thousands of lives every year, yet more than half of coal power stations in Europe are operating with ‘permission to pollute’ above limits set in EU law. These are the findings of a new report ‘Lifting Europe’s Dark Cloud: How cutting coal saves lives’ published today by the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), the Health and

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  • Report: Lifting Europe's Dark Cloud - How cutting coal saves lifes

    11.10.2016 | Reports & Briefs

     

    Effective emissions limits could save thousands of lives every year, yet more than half of coal power stations in Europe are operating with ‘permission to pollute’ above limits set in EU law. These are the findings of a new report ‘Lifting Europe’s Dark Cloud: How cutting coal saves lives’ published by the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, WWF and Sandbag.

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  • Open letter to the ITRE Committee on coal subsidies through EU ETS

    03.10.2016 | Letters to Policy Makers

    3 networks and 21 organizations representing almost 50 million citizens across Europe, called on Members of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy of the European Parliament to vote for an ambitious revision of the EU’s Emission Trading System (EU ETS) that supports a rapid phase out of fossil fuels, in particular coal.

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  • Submission on the Sector Inquiry on Capacity Mechanisms

    05.07.2016 | Site Redesign

    CAN Europe's response to the public consultations on Interim Report of the Sector Inquiry on Capacity Mechanisms. More info on the process can be found here.

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  • Coal-burning EU countries make their neighbours sick

    29.06.2016 | Press Releases

    First ever analysis of cross-border health impacts of all EU coal power plants

    Coal pollution and its health impacts travel far beyond borders, and a full coal phase-out in the EU would bring enormous benefits for all citizens across the continent. That is according to a new report published today by the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, the WWF European Policy Office and Sandbag.

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  • Report: Europe's Dark Cloud: Coal-burning EU countries make their neighbours sick

    29.06.2016 | Reports & Briefs

    This report by the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, the WWF European Policy Office and Sandbag presents an analysis of cross-border health impacts of all EU coal power plants. Coal pollution and its health impacts travel far beyond borders, and a full coal phase-out in the EU would bring enormous benefits for all citizens across the continent. 

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  • No new coal projects!

    05.06.2016 | Blogs

    Most of the new coal plants under construction or recently commissioned were given their construction permits before 2008. Since then, a majority of plans to build new coal power stations have in fact been shelved.

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  • A coal-free Europe

    05.06.2016 | Blogs

    The EU 28 is still heavily reliant on coal. In 2013, the share of electricity from hard coal and lignite was at 26% (Source: EEA), produced in the region’s 280 operational coal power stations.

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  • CAN Europe's interactive Coal Map of Europe

    05.06.2016 | Blogs

    CAN Europe's interactive Coal Map of Europe gives an overview of the role of coal in our electricity system.

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  • Useful Coal Resources

    05.06.2016 | Blogs

    Here you find a range of useful external coal resources. For all coal related CAN Europe publications, go here.

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  • CAN Europe Post-Paris Briefing on a coal phase out

    02.05.2016 | Reports & Briefs

    The briefing on coal phase out was developed in spring 2016 to give a brief overview and update on coal phase out and its relevance for EU climate policy after the UNFCCC international climate agreement that was made in Paris in December 2015.

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  • Austria’s biggest power company to quit coal by 2020

    13.04.2016 | Press Releases

    Austria's largest electricity provider, Verbund has announced today that it will go fossil fuel free by 2020, speeding up the country’s transition beyond coal.

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  • Belgium says goodbye to coal power use...

    05.04.2016 | Press Releases

    as Langerlo power station burns last tons of coal. The last tons of coal were burned in the Langerlo power plant last week, on 30th March, marking the end of an era for coal power in Belgium. Belgium follows other countries in cutting out coal power, adding to an increasingly bleak outlook for the coal industry.

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  • Coal Phase Out

    17.03.2016 | Blogs

    Burning coal for energy fuels climate change, impacts people’s health, pollutes the environment and ruins economies by draining resources and crowding-out other economic activities, including accelerated deployment of renewables.

    It is one of the main drivers of climate change because coal is one of the most greenhouse gas intensive fuels. Despite this, Read More

  • The future of coal is grim, after the Paris Agreement

    09.03.2016 | Op-eds

    The countries from Southeastern Europe have the potential to achieve much more emission reductions compared to what they have put on the table in Paris.

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  • Europe needs coal clampdown to stop dangerous climate change

    04.12.2015 | Press Releases

    Europe’s political leaders must dramatically ramp up efforts to phase out polluting coal plants if they are serious about preventing dangerous climate change, a new report shows.

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  • End of an Era: Why every European country needs a coal phase-out plan

    04.12.2015 | Reports & Briefs

    This report by Greenpeace UK and CAN Europe assesses the impact that the 22 EU member states that still rely on coal power have on Europe’s ability to ensure that climate change is limited to below 2°C.

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Contact

JOANNA

Joanna Flisowska
Senior Coal Policy Coordinator
joanna / at / caneurope.org
Based in Katowice, Poland

klara

Magdalena Klarenbach
Coal Policy Officer
klara / at / caneurope.org
Based in Krakow, Poland

 Viktor 

Viktor Berishaj
Energy Policy Coordinator for Southeast Europe
viktor /at/ caneurope.org

+32 4714 38 442

ELIF

Elif Gündüzyeli
Turkey Climate and Energy Policy Coordinator
elif /at/ caneurope.org
Based in Istanbul, Turkey

cansu

Elif Cansu
Turkey Policy Officer
cansu /at/ caneurope.org
Based in Istanbul, Turkey