EU countries have finally voted to secure tough new industrial pollution rules that could save thousands of lives each year.
- Prepare the grid for new energy era, say lawyers, as UK sees longest coal-free stint yet
- Don’t wait for “bitter end” of coal, lawyers urge
Coal-free days like today should prompt the government to make the grid ready for a different, cleaner energy mix.
ClientEarth has triggered an examination of State aid given to polluting Bulgarian coal power plants by submitting a complaint to the EU Commission.
A new report shows that while coal is destined to exit the global energy mix, governments need to go far further in speeding the transition.
The House of Lords Economic Affairs Select Committee last week released a report on the “Price of Power”. The report has been criticised on numerous grounds, but the common theme is that it exaggerates the price (in the broadest sense of the word) of renewable electricity.
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