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Germany sets 2038 deadline for end of coal
23 January, 2020
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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.

EDF plans to close Cottam coal fired plant
Friday, February 15, 2019 by EDF says it will close its 2 GW Cottam coal-fired power plant in Nottinghamshire, England at the end of September 2019.

Japanese partners cancel coal plant plans
Tuesday, February 05, 2019 by Idemitsu Kosan, Kyushu Electric Power and Tokyo Gas Co have brought an end to plans to build a new coal-fired coal plant in Chiba Prefecture, Japan.

Global coal demand set to remain stable to 2023
Monday, December 24, 2018 by While global coal demand looks set to rise for the second year in a row in 2018, it is forecast to remain stable over the next five years according to the IEA's latest coal market report.

World Bank pulls out of Kosovo coal project
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 by The future of a planned 500 MW coal-fired power plant is in doubt after the World Bank said it would not provide funding for the project.

Hub coal plant on track
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by Construction of a 1320 MW coal fired power plant in Hub, Pakistan is on track for commercial operation, according to the developers.

Marubeni to cut coal-fired capacity
Friday, September 21, 2018 by Marubeni has pledged to cut its portfolio of coal-fired power plants in half by 2030 and says that it will no longer invest in new coal-fired capacity, as part of a new approach...

Eskom is running low on coal
Friday, September 21, 2018 by South African utility Eskom has asked consumers to conserve energy after revealing that it is running low on coal stocks at some of its power stations.

Waratah proposes new coal plant
Friday, September 14, 2018 by Australian coal mining firm Waratah Coal has put forward proposals for the construction of a new 700 MW supercritical coal fired plant in Queensland.

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