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Romania commits to coal phase-out by 2032

Romania will phase out coal by 2032 at the latest and pass legislation by mid-2022 to address mine closures and implement socio-economic measures to support coal communities and worker retraining, according to the country's official recovery plan.

The document, approved on Thursday (June 3), provides for an increase in the share of renewable energy sources in the Romanian energy mix through investments in onshore and offshore wind power generation, parallel to the phase-out of coal-fired power generation by 2032.

There are plans to set up a coal commission, like the one in the Czech Republic and Germany, to decide whether to phase out coal.

However, Romania joins the majority of EU countries that have already set a date for phasing out climate-damaging coal. 14 EU member states have already stopped burning coal or have committed to do so by 2030.

With a date of 2032, Romania isn't the most ambitious EU country when it comes to phasing out coal, but it is a few years ahead of Europe's largest coal consumers - Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany.

Romania´s official Recovery Plan

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