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Greece seeks to phase out coal by 2028

© Photo: Johannes Plenio/Pixabay Greece will adopt a new national energy and climate plan by the end of 2019 that will envisage the shutdown of all coal power plants in Greece by 2028, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said at the UN Climate Action Summit 2019. The plan will also call for expanding the share of…

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Re- Industrialise Study Visit North Rhine Westphalia

28-30 October 2019 Joining Forces for a Successful Regional Transition: Experiences and Lessons Learnt on Fostering Collaboration Achieving a successful transition of industrial areas and regions into low carbon innovation hotspots requires creative solutions, forward-thinking and new collaborations. By taking on board research, society and industrial representatives, it is expected that new, as well as…

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Mayors of Jiu Valley cities signed, at the headquarters of the European Commission, the Memorandum for a Just Transition

On July 16, 2019 in the presence of EC representatives, the Ministry of European Funds and NGOs – Bankwatch Romania and Greenpeace Romania, all 6 mayors signed the “Jiu Valley Partnership for a Just Transition”, in order to reach the goals of Jiu Valley energy system transformation and economic development. By signing this Memorandum the…

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Jiu Valley cities invitation to Platform on Coal Regions in Transition working groups

All six mayors from Jiu Valley cities received the invitation to attend the next EC – Platform on Coal Regions in Transition working groups meeting in Brussels, 15-16.07.2019. This initiative generated several press releases as: Hunedoara County Morning Gazette “Jiu Valley Mayors called out in Brussels” https://gddhd.ro/actualitate/primarii-din-valea-jiului-chemati-la-bruxelles/ or Mesagerul Hunedorean “Jiu Valley Mayors will debate…

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The New York Times interested in Jiu Valley social challenges

The New York Times was also interested in knowing more about Jiu Valley social challenges, so Kevin Granville, reporter and Kevin Faingnaert, photographer published a short press report titled “What life after coal looks like”. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/09/business/romania-coal-towns.html?fbclid=IwAR0T86YdJjloiUgou_HTv2_3pyLlOzxCluC8GXquDHO28vAnIs_7BRtRqk; The movingly reportage was taken over and partly translated by the local press (e.g. Adevarul de Hunedoara newspaper). Life…

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Jiu Valley could attract 5 billion euros EU money

On the occasion of the Romanian six-month rotating presidency of the EU Council, several informal ministerial meetings on energy took place in Bucharest, followed by EC delegation visit in Jiu Valley (Petroșani city), on 03.04.2019, where the Energy commissioner is making a statement (min 1:02) http://stiri.tvr.ro/valea-jiului-ar-putea-atrage-5-miliarde-de-euro–bani-europeni–dupa-inchiderea-mineritului_843642_video.html#view announcing that Jiu Valley could attract in the future…

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Platform Meeting

The European Commission launched the Platform on Coal Regions in Transition in December 2017. As part of the Platform’s activities two working groups meet three times per year to discuss priority projects and best practices in coal region

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