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Editorial: The fossil fuel industry must be shut down

Annual global emissions of carbon dioxide are still more than 40 billion tonnes. To stay within a 1.5 °C global temperature rise with a 50 per cent chance ...
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EU climate policies reviewed

EU reduces CO2 emissions by 2 per cent, risks failing to meet sustainable energy targets, and gives green light to new fossil gas projects.
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Germany starts up new 1.1 GW coal power station

Energy company Uniper has announced that its highly controversial Datteln 4 coal-powered plant will go online in January 2020, thus ignoring ...
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RWE to close coal-fired power plant in Wales

The German energy company RWE has announced the closure of its 1.56 gigawatt Aberthaw B power plant in Wales, UK, due to challenging market conditions for coal-fired power capacity in Britain.
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EU law instrumental for cleaning up power plants

The EU Large Combustion Plants Directive was the main driver behind the significant air pollutant emission cuts in this sector from 2004 to 2015, according to a new EEA report.
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Phase-out of coal in Europe during 2019 is ongoing

Coal is being phased out in Europe, but not fast enough to get totally coal-free by 2025.
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Global coal power emissions mapped

Closing down the 10 per cent most polluting coal-fired plants would reduce air pollution health impacts from coal power generation by nearly two-thirds.
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Set strict emission limits for power plants

It is now up to the member states to set ambitious emission standards for large combustion plants, in line with the strictest recommended air pollution limit values.
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Lignite plants should be closed first

Europe accounts for half of global lignite production and combustion, with EU members Germany and Poland the worst offenders in terms of premature deaths from air pollution ...
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Greenpeace Energy wants to buy coal business and replace it with renewables

The Hamburg-based green electricity provider, Greenpeace Energy, wants to shut down RWE’s coal power plants and replace them with 8.2 GW of wind and solar systems.
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