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Slovenia pledges end to coal-fired power by 2033

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Slovenia plans to quit burning coal in power stations by 2033, becoming the latest country to pledge to exit the dirtiest fossil fuel.

The government said it will stop using coal for electricity by that year as part of a “fair transition” of its coal regions, according to documents released on Thursday. The plan comes after the Czech Republic last week said it will look to phase out coal by 2033, though that country stopped short of committing to a firm target.

“With a pitiful 2% of Slovenia’s electricity currently produced from solar and wind, the government urgently needs to exploit the country’s immense renewable energy potential,” said Zala Primc, a campaigner at Europe Beyond Coal, which aims for countries to phase out the use of coal by 2030.

[Todd Gillespie]

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