Campaign to shut down New England’s last coal plant is doing ‘what must be done’ for the planet

“This is what the state, this is what the fossil fuel industry will do to protect this big, outdated, ancient asset — instead of protecting us, the people, and taking action against the climate crisis.”

Without missing a beat, Shapiro-Weiss boldly stated, “This is why we’re doing this.”

How Far would Germany’s 2038 Coal Phaseout Breach Paris Climate Goals?

The recommendation by Germany’s coal commission that the country end its use of the fossil fuel in power stations by 2038 could breach a Paris Agreement-compatible pathway by more than a billion tonnes of CO2, Carbon Brief analysis shows.

EU Coal Plants ‘Should all Close by 2030’

EU countries should close all of their coal plants by around 2030 if they want to stick to the Paris Agreement on climate change. This is the conclusion of a new report by research non-profit Climate Analytics. The cheapest way to meet Paris targets is to replace EU coal power with renewables and energy efficiency, it says.