Approval for a huge new coal mine that would leave 3,000 people in search of new homes is being challenged by ClientEarth’s lawyers in Poland.
ClientEarth energy experts say UK must come good on promise to introduce coal phase-out law to ensure fair deal for workers.
ClientEarth have called on the European Commission to put Germany under scrutiny after it missed the legal deadline to report on whether its €1.6 billion ‘lignite reserve’ scheme was successfully cutting carbon.
If left unchallenged, this decision would expose thousands of people to levels of mercury and sulphur dioxide four times over the legal limit.
ClientEarth has warned warned that, if approved, a new Drax gas plant would be responsible for as much as 75% of the emissions budget for the entire UK power sector.
Victory for people’s health across Europe and another step towards a Europe beyond coal as Euracoal denied right to overturn tighter legal emission limits by EU’s General Court.
“The German coal phase out is of major importance for global climate protection, but also for Germany’s future and its role in the world.”
As subsidies for fossil fuels come under increasing scrutiny in the EU, Bulgaria faces a legal challenge over its unwavering support to coal.
A new report by ClientEarth shows Poland is trailing behind other EU countries in phasing out fossil fuels in favour of renewable energy.
As COP24 kicks off, coal is on trial in the courts again – this time, in Bulgaria.
The EU’s General Court has annulled the Commission’s State aid approval of the UK Capacity Market – this is a short analysis of the judgment.
A new report from the UK’s Committee on Climate Change (CCC) recognises burning trees for energy can cause more greenhouse gas emissions than fossil fuels.
ClientEarth has submitted a written objection to Drax Power’s plans to build four new gas turbines, on the grounds that it breaches the government’s planning and climate change recommendations.
Bulgaria is set to give its largest coal plant permission to flout new, tighter EU industrial pollution laws designed to protect people’s health.
Greenpeace Romania, with the support of ClientEarth, has submitted a legal challenge against a lifetime permit granted to one of Romania’s oldest and largest coal power plants.
Company Enea will have to justify its decision to power ahead with the controversial project in court, as Poland feels the pressure before COP24.
Environmental organisations are mounting a legal challenge against two Greek power plants for their failure to comply with EU, national and international laws.
New laws are part of an “alarming trend” towards the restriction of people’s environmental rights, say legal experts.
Environmental lawyers ClientEarth have put the directors of Energa and Enea on notice of the increasing risk of legal action if they proceed with the project.
ClientEarth has filed a complaint to Sweden’s Supreme Administrative Court to halt the construction of a 510 kilometre-long section of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in Swedish waters.
Impacts of burning waste and petrochemicals in Bulgaria’s most polluted towns will remain uncharted.
The UK Government’s new National Planning Policy Framework makes some welcome clarifications on coal but takes an irrational approach to other energy and natural resources considerations.
Bulgaria has passed a law today that restricts people, public institutions and NGOs’ ability to go to court for the environment.
Spain’s coal mining companies may have to pay back up to €2bn in government subsidies.