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 (firstname.lastname@example.org, +359 895 515568) or your local DIT contact.
Speaker profiles and presentations
Welcome and introduction
Overall management of post-mining heritage
Mine water heat and heat storage in the UK
Environmental aspects of mine closure
Using coal shafts to store energy
UK coal site reclamation projects