Slovenia, Government announced that it has adopted a national strategy for phasing-out coal from electricity generation by 2033

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Slovenian Government announced that it has adopted a national strategy for phasing-out coal from electricity generation by 2033.

The strategy envisages the closure of the Velenje coalmine, followed by social and economic restructuring of the Zasavje and Savinjska-Saleska regions. Two units of coal-fired thermal power plant Sostanj and the 123 MW coal-fired power plant Ljubljana, which provides electricity and thermal energy for the capital, will both be closed by 2033.

Zasavje and Savinjska-Saleska regions will have access to 248.4 million euros in financing from the Fair Transition Fund by 2027 to mitigate the social impact of the coal phase-out.

The strategy was first presented last September, when Minister of Infrastructure Jernej Vrtovec said that the Government plans to provide 5,000 jobs for people employed in coal-fired power plants and the Velenje coalmine.