CAN Europe Publications on:

Coal Phase Out

  • Berlin coal plant is Europe’s 12th to close in 18 months

    24.05.2017 | Press Releases

    Owner Vattenfall is closing the 188MW Klingenberg lignite plant after sustained pressure from local campaigners.

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  • Dutch bank ING: Campaigners to call for coal finance cuts at AGM

    05.05.2017 | Press Releases

    At its 2017 Annual General Meeting on Monday 8 May, the biggest Dutch bank ING will face calls from European campaigners to end its financial support to companies building or planning new coal mines and coal-fired power plants.

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  • EU limits permission to pollute for dirty coal

    28.04.2017 | Press Releases

    Health, environment and climate groups have welcomed the decision today by EU Member States of new air pollution standards (LCP BREF) which will force the coal industry to reduce their toxic fumes and save more than 20,000 lives every year (1).

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  • Letter to Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries on revised standards for large combustion plants

    21.04.2017 | Letters to Policy Makers

    Dear Commissioner Vella,

    On 28 April the Commission will seek the approval of the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) Article 75 Committee for a revised version of the so-called ‘LCP BREF’ industrial standards document. It is essential that no last-minute changes are made to weaken the final draft of this document, which was agreed by consensus at the IED Forum meeting in October 2016.

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  • Eurelectric needs to commit to a rapid and full transition away from existing coal

    06.04.2017 | Press Releases

    Eurelectric, the association of European electricity producers announced yesterday that it did not “intend to invest in new-build coal-fired power plants after 2020” and declared its support for achieving the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

    In reaction, Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe stresses that this statement is merely a starting point that needs to lead to a comprehensive plan for a full phase out of existing coal plants.

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  • European petition demands government action to slash coal deaths

    04.04.2017 | Press Releases

    Effective air pollution limits could save more than 20,000 lives every year, yet some national governments are threatening to veto EU measures to tackle toxic pollution.

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  • Reformed carbon market must no longer fund coal

    03.04.2017 | Op-eds

    As the Emissions Trading System (ETS) reform enters its crucial trialogue phase, it is up to the European Parliament to fight its corner and ensure that future funding only goes towards projects that contribute to the clean energy transition, writes Joanna Flisowska.

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  • Open letter to EU Environment Ministers on the revision of the EU ETS

    27.02.2017 | Letters to Policy Makers

    Dear Environment  Minister,

    Ahead of the Environment Council we, the undersigned, representing 32 networks and organizations from 30 countries, would like to urge you to ensure that the low-carbon funding mechanisms dedicated to help lower-income Member States transform their energy systems (article 10c and the Modernization Fund) are robust and well-designed to truly support the development of renewable energy and energy savings instead of subsidizing coal plants. 

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  • 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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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