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Greenpeace demands coal phaseout in Bulgaria by 2030

Aug 20, 2020· Greenpeace showed red card to coal industry. Earlier this month, Greenpeace Bulgaria staged a protest at a football field in Pernik that was affected by a flood in May as the dyke of an ash pond broke. Water containing coal slag from thermal power plant Republika covered almost nine hectares and nearby neighborhoods were evacuated.

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Maritsa Iztok Complex - Wikipedia

The Bulgarian power regulator is expected to open a competitive procedure for the construction of a new 700 MW plant in the Maritsa Iztok basin. In addition to Enel's new power station project, the construction of a new power station is proposed by the German utility RWE.RWE and the Maritsa Iztok mining complex have signed an agreement on setting up a joint company that will apply for ...

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Romania | the voice of coal in Europe

The main consumers of hard coal are CEH's two thermal power plants at Paroşeni (150 MW) and Mintia-Deva (1 075 MW). Indigenous hard coal production has the advantage of ensuring a long-term supply for these power plants. However, hard coal mining in Romania faces complex geological conditions, making profitable mining difficult.

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Uncertainty Shadows Future of Bulgaria's Coal-Fueled Power ...

May 31, 2021· Uncertainty Shadows Future of Bulgaria's Coal-Fueled Power Plants. If the resources of the European Commission's Just Transition Fund are increased, after 31 …

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Poland to close Europe's dirtiest coal-fired power plant

Jun 10, 2021· The announcement confirming the closure of the EU's most toxic coal plant and the mines that feed it shows that it is slowly beginning to grasp reality," says Zala Primc, a campaigner at Europe Beyond Coal. "PGE and the Polish government should be under no illusion: Bełchatów and every other coal plant in Poland has no future beyond 2030.

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Effects of coal mining in Bulgaria | Airclim

Bulgarian journalist Dimitar Sabev has investigated the impact of ill-regulated coal mining on life in Pernik. The city, famous for its metallurgy, suffocates in smoke while ghostly concessionaires trample the law and pocket millions, writes Sabev.

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Bulgaria wants €33 billion to start implementing the Green ...

The price of coal. Around 8,800 people are directly involved in coal mining in Bulgaria, while those indirectly affected are estimated at over 94,000, with social costs at about €600 million per ...

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Tuzla Valley Coal Mines, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Tuzla Basin in northeastern Bosnia and Herzegovina has been an industrial mainstay in Eastern Europe since the late 1800s. The area is among the largest suppliers of lignite (brown coal) and sub-bituminous coal to several power plants in the region, including Bosnia's largest (715 MW) steam-electric plant, which is located in the city of Tuzla, and the nearby coke-production plant in the ...

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Bulgaria Clings to Coal, Going Against Europe | Balkan Insight

Mar 26, 2019· While the rest of the EU is closing down coal-fired thermal power plants, or TPPs, Bulgaria's government is expanding or granting new permits for coal mining …

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Bulk Commodities | Bulgaria

BULK COMMODITIES LTD is incorporated in Bulgaria. The company was established in 2018 year in a form of single member limited liability company. BULK COMMODITIES LTD is a new company in the modern market dealing in raw materials, with experienced logisticians, financiers and lawyers who are experts in their field. Our company owns a wide range of coal products.

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The Suffocating Grip Of Coal

Coal-fired power plants in Bulgaria Thermal power plants in Bulgaria: overview Before we discuss the health risks of coal-fired electricity generation in Bulgaria, let us review the energy sector in Bulgaria and the largest thermal power plants. 43% of Bulgaria's electricity is produced from coal (Figure 1). Nearly 40% of this falls on

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Serbia's coal-fired thermal power plants to keep working ...

May 27, 2021· The decision of the Ministry of Mining and Energy of Serbia to stop the construction of thermal power plant Kolubara B prompted a strong public reaction. After receiving the letter, state-owned coal mine and power plant operator Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) opposed the decision, and so did the members of the trade union of the Kolubara mining ...

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Europe's Transition towards a Net Zero Emission Economy ...

Feb 20, 2020· WWF analysed coal regions in the Ruhr Region of Germany, Western Macedonia in Greece, Silesia in Poland, and the South West region of Bulgaria. These regions are at different stages of the transition - coal mining phase-out in the Ruhr had been planned for decades, whereas in South West Bulgaria, no planning is in place and the region is being left behind.

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Turkey | the voice of coal in Europe

Turkish coal-fired power plants had an installed capacity of 19.7 GW at the end of 2018 (22.2% of total capacity). Hard coal-fired power plants' capacity was 9 600 MW (10.8%) and the capacity using domestic lignite was 10 100 MW (11.4%). Turkey has embarked on an ambitious programme to build new power plants, some with the latest ...

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Coal Mining | Encyclopedia of Alabama

Experiencing both boom and bust, the coal-mining industry has affected the lives of thousands of people in northern and central Alabama. The industry changed the face of the stateâ geographically, economically, socially, politically, culturally. Largely obscured today by reclamation projects, pine trees, and kudzu, the mining districts of Alabama are the remnants of an industrial boom that ...

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The case for an accelerated switching from coal SUMMARY ...

issues associated with the importance of the coal sector in Bulgaria Options for coal-to-gas switching involve using the site of decommissioned coal power plants to locate new gas-fired generation or building gas-fired power plants on new sites, as coal capacity is retired. In the former case, elements of the decommissioned coal plant may be ...

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EUROPE'S COAL REGIONS: Boosting employment, …

4 WWF-Bulgaria's study calculated Indirect jobs as those that are not directly part of the coal mining and electricity and heating production in the power plants, but are connected with all local economic activities, services, maintenance, transport, food etc., related to the coal …

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Coal Mining and Production - MIGA

Coal Mining and Production Industry Description and Practices Coal is one of the world's most plentiful energy resources, and its use is likely to quadruple by the year 2020. Coal occurs in a wide range of forms and qualities. There are two broad categories: (a) hard coal, which includes coking coal (used to produce steel) and other

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Aurubis Bulgaria launches 10 MW solar plant construction

Jun 24, 2021· SOFIA (Bulgaria), June 24 (SeeNews) - Copper producer Aurubis Bulgaria, part of Germany's Aurubis AG, said on Thursday that it started the construction of a solar plant near its smelter in Zlatitsa, Sofia region. The 10 MW Aurubis-1 photovoltaic plant will feature over 20,000 solar panels spread on an area of 104,000 sq m and is expected to ...

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How Accidents in Chinese Coal Mines Are Affecting Bitcoin ...

Apr 16, 2021· How Accidents in Chinese Coal Mines Are Affecting Bitcoin Mining. Disruptions in coal plants in Xinjiang and other parts of China have knocked …

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Coal Mine Closure and a Just Transition for All

Nov 10, 2020· But coal is increasingly being displaced by gas and renewables, and the transition to a lower carbon future, away from coal, is inevitable. However, in many countries there are whole regions—such as the Western Macedonia region of Greece, Shanxi Province in China— dependent on coal mining, usually directly integrated with the power sector.

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Bulgaria and coal - Global Energy Monitor

Coal Mining. Almost all the lignite is mined at the Maritsa Iztok Complex.. Electricity. Total annual electricity generation is about 40TWh. In 2016 coal generated 22TWh of electricity and nuclear 14TWh with natural gas providing less than 1TWh. The main renewable sources of energy are hydro followed by wind then solar. Exports of electricity greatly exceeded imports.

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Forestry Reforestation vs. Spontaneous Revegetation – Soil ...

Soil Changes in Coal Mining Spoil Heaps Across Bulgaria Vladimir Ilinkin1*, Violeta Dimitrova2 1 - Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences 23 Georgi Bonchev Str. 1113 Sofia, BULGARIA 2 – University of Forestry, 10 Klimet Ochridski Blvd., 1756 Sofia, BULGARIA *Corresponding author: [email protected] Abstract.

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Last Gasp: The coal companies making Europe sick - Europe ...

The final three are: ČEZ in the Czech Republic, Endesa in Spain, and Bulgarian Energy Holding in Bulgaria. Coal-fired electricity in Europe is in terminal decline. Wind and solar are taking over and making coal plants redundant, but the speed of change remains important. Many companies still have no plans to retire their coal plants.

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List of Coal PowerPlants - GEO

Dec 11, 2018· Maritsa 3 Coal Power Plant Bulgaria : 120 : Bulgaria : Khaskovo : Bobov Dol Coal Power Plant Bulgaria : 630 : Bulgaria : Kyustendil : Maritsa Iztok-1 Coal Power Plant Bulgaria : 670 : Bulgaria : Stara Zagora : Maritsa Iztok-2 Coal Power Plant Bulgaria : 1450 : Bulgaria : Stara Zagora : Maritsa Iztok-3 Coal Power Plant Bulgaria : 840 : Bulgaria ...

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Coal mining - bgenh.com

Coal mining. Mini Maritsa iztok (MMI) operates the largest open pit lignite coal mine in the country and sells to four thermal power plants, including TPP Maritsa East 2, all of them located in the Maritsa-East complex. MMI extracts over 90% of the coal required for the thermal power plant energy production in Bulgaria.

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Industry of Bulgaria - Wikipedia

The rate of coal extraction is currently 27,000,000 t per annum, ranking 19th in the world and 6th in the EU. There are small deposits of oil and natural gas, mainly in the north of the country. Although Bulgaria's fossil fuel deposits are not vast, the country is a major producer of electricity.

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Large explosion at Bulgaria's Svilosa plant, no casualties

Jun 29, 2020· SOFIA (Bulgaria), June 29 (SeeNews) - A large explosion occurred on Monday at the plant of Bulgarian cellulose producer Svilosa in the city of Svishtov, but there were no casualties, the local authorities said. There is no danger to the population as a result of the blast at the plant, Svishtov municipality said in a statement.

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