Technologies & Solutions for Coal Transition webinar materials - Trade Events

5th March 2021 (10.00 – 12.30 CET)

About the webinar

Driven by the EU climate change agenda, the European Green Deal and a €17.5 billion Just Transition Fund, many countries across Central & Eastern Europe are now tackling the social, environmental and technological challenge of closing down coal-fired power plants and migrating to low carbon energy sources.

Britain’s reliance on coal for electricity has fallen from 70% in 1990 to less than 3% today. It was also the first country in the world to commit officially to phasing out its coal operations, by 2024. UK companies have been at the forefront of this process, developing and deploying technologies and solutions to support coal transition, including environmental and social impact assessment; coal methane management; and mine closure and mitigation.

This free DIT CEE webinar provided a great opportunity for coal mine operators, national coal authorities, and other participants in coal transition to hear from UK companies on how their experience and expertise can be applied to challenges in the region.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Tim Buisseret, DIT Country Director Bulgaria (, +359 895 515568) or your local DIT contact.

Speaker profiles and presentations

10:00-10:10 CET

Welcome and introduction

Tim Buisseret

Speaker Profile

Overall management of post-mining heritage

Nick Ethelstone

Head of Commercial Report and Advisory Services
The Coal Authority

Speaker Profile

Mine water heat and heat storage in the UK


Alison Monaghan

Principal geologist, MBE MA (Cantab) PhD FGS CGeol
British Geological Survey

Speaker Profile

Charlotte Adams

Commercial Manager – Mine Energy
The Coal Authority

Speaker Profile

Environmental aspects of mine closure


Simon Tillotson


Speaker Profile

Financing mechanisms for solar PV on post-mining sites  

From consent to construction

Geotechnical and environmental support case

Ferenc Kis

Renewable Energy Business Development Director

Speaker Profile

Using coal shafts to store energy

Ruth Apps

Business Development Manager

Speaker Profile

UK coal site reclamation projects

Henry Lang

Ensure Environmental Consulting Ltd

Speaker Profile

12:10-12:30 CET



Webinar recording

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