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26 EU Members Will Not Approval For New Coal Operation After 2020


Plants that produce electricity with coal are the main cause of the emissions and climate change. This step taken is supported by Europe's leading energy companies and EURELECTRIC *. And this movement is a very important stage in terms of achieving a global average temperature of up to 1.5 degrees .

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European Union member countries are accelerating their efforts to combat CO2 emissions. While being more sensitive to unsustainable palm oil imports for biofuels, the vast majority of EU member states - 26 members - have decided to zero coal production and end the construction of coal plants by national energy companies after 2020.

EURELECTRIC released last week in a statement , "the European electricity sector, the Paris Climate Convention i in achieving carbon reduction targets agreed believes that it is necessary to guarantee the long term sustainability of the global economy. EURELECTRIC members, carbon-neutral power systems by 2050 in Europe and to supply competitive pricing and reliable electricity in the European energy market. "

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"The electrification of key sectors such as heating, cooling and transportation (applying electrical energy to industry, transport and everyday life, making electrical energy available in all areas ), as well as the transition to carbon neutral policies in electricity generation, make a major contribution to helping Europe achieve its climate change goals. "If electricity generation is on a carbon-neutral path and is used more widely, many positive changes and new opportunities will open up, even in sectors that are currently unlikely to be sustainable."

According to the decision reached in the agreement, the energy sector shows that it is ready to use it wherever the investment needs to be made and to take concrete steps towards the transition to a low-carbon economy. At this stage, inaction will undoubtedly lead to a deviation from the goal of the Paris Climate Agreement. 26 of the 28 European Union member states signed this initiative. Greece and Poland abstained. Greece continues to build coal-fired plants, while Poland supplies about 90% of its electricity production from coal.

This news will undoubtedly shock the coal industry, but it is not a surprising development. Euracoal Secretary General Brian Ricketts told The Guardian : "Steam engines were replaced by something better, cheaper and productive - electric machines and diesel engines. There will be no need for oil and natural gas. ”Riketts stated that, in the transition to low-carbon systems, conventional resources will still play a role in filling the demand gap that renewable energy technology cannot keep up with. For example, in Germany , coal is in the position of a supplementary energy source in the country's transition from nuclear energy to renewable energies.

Transforming the energy sector into renewable energies instead of coal will require a regulatory framework consistent with complementary and transparent policies, as well as a balance that protects investors with incentives. While investments are already being made in the industry to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a balanced and market-based approach will be mandatory in the energy transition.

"Targeting political channels for policy makers in the next two years, as well as achieving complementary and advanced decarbonisation goals and electrification, will be a challenge for the next two years," said Kristian Ruby , EURELECTRIC Secretary General. He spoke in the form.

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* EURELECTRIC Electricity Industry Association is an industry association. It represents the common interests of the electricity industry at the European level. EURELECTRIC represents 3500 companies across Europe and has a turnover of 200 billion Euros. It covers all important issues affecting the industry, from electricity generation and markets to distribution grids, customers, environment and sustainability issues.

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