11 December 2020

Coal firms get €50+ million ‘free pass’ on water bills – investigation

Hidden subsidies for major polluters, while public forced to pay Auf Deutsch | W języku polskim 11 December 2020, Brussels – Officials are shielding the coal […]
14 April 2021

Money for nothing? Commission set to release first findings on golden handshake to German lignite

PRESS BRIEFING   What is happening? As part of its coal phase-out, Germany promised multi-billion Euro payouts to lignite operators for closing their plants. On 2 […]
6 May 2021

German government and Green regions are letting the lignite industry decide on air pollution standards for power plants

On Friday 7 May the German Bundesrat may vote a dangerous compromise allowing business as usual pollution levels for German coal and lignite power plants. The […]
17 August 2021

Four years of unnecessary pollution: EU governments fail to curb emissions from most toxic plants

PRESS BRIEFING Most lignite plants in the EU have waited until the very last minute to implement pollution-control technologies that were available and economically viable already […]