December 14, 2020
This policy paper is a companion piece to “Accelerated Lignite Exit in Bulgaria, Romania and Greece”, a report published in May 2020 modelling the impact of the early retirement of some coal and all lignite power plants in the electricity sector in the three countries.
December 10, 2020
This briefing was issued by the Europe Beyond Coal campaign in December 2020. Europe Beyond Coal is an alliance of civil society groups working to catalyse the closures of coal mines and power plants, to prevent the building of any new coal projects and hasten the just transition to clean, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Our groups are devoting their time, energy and resources to this independent campaign to make Europe coal free by 2030 or sooner.
18 NGOs call on the Coal Platform for the Western Balkans and Ukraine to commit to public participation and climate action
December 10, 2020
As the Coal Platform for the Western Balkans and Ukraine kicks off with an inaugural meeting on Dec. 10-11, 18 NGOs active in the Western Balkans and Ukraine call for effective rules to be put in place from the start in order to ensure an inclusive transition away from all fossil fuels.
December 10, 2020
Based on its experience in coal regions in the Western Balkans and with the EU’s Coal Regions in Transition Platform, Bankwatch has come up with four principles that the new Coal Platform for the Western Balkans and Ukraine must adhere to from the start to ensure it functions smoothly and achieves its goals.
November 24, 2020
Sprawiedliwa transformacja gospodarki ku bardziej zielonej jest jedną z najważniejszych rzeczy dla regionów górniczych w Polsce. Ale jej skuteczne przeprowadzenie zależeć będzie nie tylko od pieniędzy, ale też od ich efektywnego wydania. Mówili o tym uczestnicy zorganizowanego przez EURACTIV.pl, Komisję Europejską oraz Fundację Konrada Adenauera webinarium pt. „Sprawiedliwa transformacja regionów węglowych – Jak to zrobimy?”.
November 16, 2020
The Europe Beyond Coal coalition is urging coal region leaders to commit multibillion euro recovery sums to a clean energy transition – and to tell their governments that the EU should not divert the funds towards a fossil gas-led future.
October 29, 2020
Two weeks ago, the European Commission published its first report on the State of the Energy Union after the adoption of the European Green Deal.
Leaked document: Czechia plans to spend EU just transition money on gas and subsidising corporations
October 22, 2020
The Czech government is planning to use money from the Just Transition Fund (JTF) to finance the transition of coal units to gas and subsidise large energy companies owned by the state or Czech billionaires, according to a 40-page document authored by the Czech Ministry of Regional Development and the Ministry of Environment, which was just leaked to Czech media.
October 14, 2020
EU countries are required to produce Territorial Just Transition Plans (TJTPs) in order to access the Just Transition Fund (JTF). This briefing reviews the progress made by Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia on TJTPs as of October 2020. It includes a review of the consultant selection processes, national government awareness of the drafting and local stakeholder engagement in the regions affected by coal phase-out.
September 22, 2020
Hours after the European Commission announced plans to increase the GHG emissions reduction target to 55%, MEPs voted to keep fossil fuels in the Just Transition Fund.