- Seven European Union countries have announced coal exits
- U.K. has released phase-out plan, others expected this year
EU countries’ coal power strategies
Several big European economies are expected to release concrete plans in 2018 on how they will tackle legacy coal- and nuclear-generating capacity, according to BNEF analysis. This will leave more room in the mix for renewable energy, potentially benefiting major developers such as Electricite de France SA, wpd AG, and Innogy SE. The U.K. released its coal-exit strategy on Jan. 5. France’s President Emmanuel Macron is required to publish an energy plan this year, covering for the first time nuclear phase-outs. For Germany, the impetus may be the emission-reduction target that it is likely to miss. For Poland, it’s the United Nations climate talks that it is hosting at the end of the year.
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