Germany’s coal phase-out contains a plan to decimate further villages – their residents are fighting back.
The massive financial support granted to Poland’s energy sector does not boost the development of green energy. Most of it goes to coal plants.
If the EU is to reach its climate objectives, it needs to decarbonise its energy system by 2050. What does the future of green energy look like?
ClientEarth is joining a legal case that could break commercial strongholds in the French energy market, clearing the way for an energy system based on renewable energy and citizen participation.
Fossil fuel and petrochemical businesses have found a way to monetise the possibility that a global response to climate change might reduce demand for fossil fuels: their plan B is plastic.
This webinar provides an overview of the legal framework that applies to individuals and NGOs seeking to enforce the Industrial Emissions Directive in national courts.
Energy Charter Treaty Reform – a missed opportunity to support the EU’s climate action and the clean energy transition
ClientEarth’s lawyers have written to the Vice President of the European Commission calling for a more ambitious reform of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT).
ClientEarth uses law to tackle the climate crisis. We pair up with lawyers and charities throughout Europe to fight dirty coal. Maria Jolie Veder, one of our energy lawyers, tells us how we work with local experts to help people take on polluting coal.
Our lawyers and Bankwatch Romania have submitted a complaint to the European Commission after the Romanian government funded evictions of homeowners by a coal company.
Major Polish energy firms Enea and Energa have announced they will suspend funding to, and construction of, the country’s last planned new coal plant, Ostroleka C, over economic concerns.
We’ve launched a High Court challenge against the UK government for its decision to approve plans for Europe’s largest gas plant.
Following legal action Greece has ruled to annul the environmental permits for two state-owned lignite-fired power plants. This is the new normal in a country that is speeding towards a coal phase-out.
Workshop: A critical assessment of the EU State aid framework for energy efficiency, district heating & cooling and co-generation
Workshop: Is the existing State aid framework in support of the decarbonisation of Europe? A critical assessment of the EU State aid framework for energy efficiency, district heating & cooling and co-generation.
At ClientEarth, 2019 has been a year of huge successes in the fight for our planet. Here are some of our highlights.
Workshop: Is the existing State aid framework in support of the decarbonisation of Europe? A critical assessment of the EU State aid framework for support to energy intensive industry
Our coal lawyer, Sam Bright, has won the ‘Rising Star’ accolade at the British Legal Awards.
Conference organised by ClientEarth and Agora Agora Energiewende on ‘State aid perspectives on the “Coal-to-Clean Transition” in Europe’.
Workshop: Is the existing State aid framework in support of a decarbonised Europe? A critical assessment of the EU State aid Guidelines for renewable energy sources.
Germany now has a date for its coal phase out – but for the villagers still threatened by rampant mining, it might take a legal battle to save their homes.
Belchatow power plant in Poland is five times the size of the average plant. There is no place for a plant this huge and this dirty in Europe, which is supposed to be spearheading the global climate fight.
For six decades, lignite – the dirtiest and once the cheapest form of coal – has been the driving force of Greece’s economy. Today, lignite has become inefficient and costly. It’s time to clean up coal.
Why is everyone so worried about coal, and is there a clean alternative? Europe has over 250 coal power stations, and is building more. Read on to find out why this is bad for the planet, and how we can stop dirty coal.