Study: EU must shut down all coal plants by 2030 to hit climate targets

Madeleine Cuff
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Europe will overshoot emissions targets without drastic action to halt use of coal power within the next 15 years, study suggests

The EU will not meet its climate commitments under the Paris Agreement unless it closes all of its 315 coal-fired power plants by 2031, according to new analysis released yesterday by research institute...

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