Morning after: Coal’s days are over, taxpayers face clean-up bills

Coal is inevitably on its way out of the EU energy mix, but the public is facing a double legacy of environmental damage and footing the bill for the remediation costs, as current EU liability rules for companies are not doing their job. Europe passed a¬†milestone this spring when 50% of the coal power capacity either has closed or announced closure dates before¬†2030. Coal is not only incompatible with EU climate goals, but also increasingly unprofitable. It could not be … Continue reading Morning after: Coal’s days are over, taxpayers face clean-up bills