Good news from the Brink. The story of Horní Jiřetín, a small North Bohemian town that defied the coal industry
Horní Jiřetín, a small town in the Czech Republic, was set to be wiped off the map and replaced by a brown coal mine. The end of Communist rule and the privatisation of the coal company was not going to change the town’s fate. But the local community and civil society joined forces and did just that. Now the town is pressing ahead with energy transition plans, in order to do away with not only coal mining, but with fossil fuel dependency altogether.
Photo: Esther Jiao