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German government passes coal exit law
15 July, 2020
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Tauron delays Jaworzno start up
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by 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
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 by 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
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 by 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
Wednesday, March 04, 2020 by 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
Thursday, February 27, 2020 by 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
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by 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
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by 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
Thursday, January 23, 2020 by 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
Wednesday, January 08, 2020 by 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
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by Coal-fired power generation is set to experience its largest ever decline in 2019, reducing demand for coal globally.

Goodbye to Reuter Unit C
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by After 50 years of operation, the Reuter CHP plant Unit C in Berlin is being decommissioned.

Cottam closes down after 50 years
Wednesday, October 09, 2019 by The Cottam coal fired power station has switched off its generating plant the final time.

Belchatow met with legal challenge
Wednesday, October 09, 2019 by 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
Wednesday, September 04, 2019 by 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
Monday, August 05, 2019 by 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
Monday, August 05, 2019 by RWE has announced plans to close the 1560 MW Aberthaw B coal fired power station in Wales.

Court revokes Lamu coal firing permit
Friday, July 05, 2019 by A court in Kenya has halted plans to build the country’s first coal-fired power plant.

RWE cancels plans for new coal plants
Thursday, May 02, 2019 by RWE says it will not make any further investments in coal-fired power generation capacity.

JBIC backs Van Phong coal plant
Thursday, April 25, 2019 by A consortium of banks led by the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) has approved a loan for the Van Phong coal-fired power plant project in Vietnam.

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