EC’s Timmermans to Romania: no future for coal in Europe

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(The Romania Insider)

There is no future for coal in Europe, and Romania should follow Germany in phasing out the use of coal in thermal power plants, the European Commission’s executive vice-president Frans Timmermans said at an energy conference organized by Ziarul Financiar.

His statement comes just as the Romanian Government is struggling to deal with a miners’ strike.

“There is no more demand for coal. If we add this to the financial problems that the industry already encounters, we must be honest and recognize that the industry has no future, but the people who work in mining have it,” said Timmermans.

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