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Belgium quits coal power with Langerlo plant closure

April 11, 2016
"a significant step in the inevitable transition away from fossil fuels"
- Joanna Flisowska, CAN Europe campaigner

It is the end of an era for a dirty fuel that accounted for 27% of the country’s electricity generation in 1994.

The EU country becomes the seventh to quit coal, joining Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg and Malta.

CAN Europe campaigner Joanna Flisowska hailed the moment as “a significant step in the inevitable transition away from fossil fuels”.

Closing Langerlo reduces Belgium’s carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 2 million tonnes a year, according to the NGO: more than 1% of the country’s total.

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