Chaired by Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, Director – Internal Energy Market at DG Energy, and EURACOAL Vice President, Vladimír Budinský, the 12th EC-EURACOAL Coal Dialogue examined the future role of coal after the recent round of climate negotiations in Paris. Speakers included MEP Claude Turmes (Greens/EFA, LU) and Mr. Dumitru Fornea, a member of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).
Coal represents one quarter of EU electricity demand, mostly from indigenous coal, and supports 300 000 direct jobs. While MEP Turmes argued that there was no room for coal in the future EU energy mix, all agreed that the EU needs a response to the difficult question of coal in the “energy transition”.
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