Slovenia will stop producing electricity from coal by 2033 at the latest, announced the Slovenian government.

Such a solution is envisaged by the adopted “national strategy for coal mining” and “restructuring” of the two provinces in which active coal mines are still operating as a significant economic activity, writes SEEbiz, reports

The strategy stipulates that by 2033, coal will be obsolete when it comes to electricity production, and its adoption means that the regions can start using unhindered access to the fund for fair energy transformation, within which Slovenia will receive almost from Europe EUR 250 million in funds, the government announced.

From the Šoštanj thermal power plant, which uses coal to produce electricity, Slovenia provides a third of its electricity production, while the other two thirds are mostly provided by hydroelectric power plants and the Krško nuclear power plant.

The sixth block of the Šoštanj thermal power plant started operating in 2015 and cost more than a billion euros, so it is considered a great investment failure in the controversy, ie a failed investment, both from the economic and environmental point of view.

According to Slovenian media, the thermal power plant has been operating unprofitably and at a loss for years.

Last year, the thermal power plant produced almost four million tons of carbon dioxide, and due to the doubling of the prices of emission coupons, the production price of electricity is becoming higher.

Germany is leaving coal by 2030, targeting 100% clean electricity by 2035.

I The German government has announced that the country is leaving coal by 2030 and wants to reach 100% clean electricity by 2035., reports Tanjug.

The goal that Germany strives for is to be supplied with electricity exclusively from renewable sources and green hydrogen from 2035, announced the Minister of Economy and Climate Protection, Robert Habek.

The plan is for Germany to completely abandon coal by 2030, eight years before the previously set deadline, reports the Klima101 portal.

According to the presented plans, renewable sources should reach 80% of the share in electricity production by the end of the decade, which is twice as much as in 2021.

Currently, the greater reliance on coal, of about 28%, is attributed to the decision of Angela Merkel’s government to shut down all nuclear reactors this year.

Solar power plants will be mandatory on new commercial buildings and the standard for newly built houses, Minister Habek added. According to him, the country should be more efficient and faster in the fight against climate change.

Germany is aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 65% ​​by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.

According to the non-profit organization Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit, a total of 137 countries have made some sort of promise to achieve carbon neutrality between 2045 and 2070.

E2 portal (Tanjug)

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