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Emissions down as EU electricity comes back cleaner

Demand is back to pre-pandemic levels but fossil fuels are not, shows Ember’s latest report.

Global Electricity Review

Tracking the global transition to fossil-free electricity

Peaking Coal?

India’s coal power may have already peaked, if it seizes the opportunity.

EU Power Sector 2020

January 2021. Renewables overtook fossil fuels to become the EU’s main source of electricity for the first time in 2020.

Vision or Division?

November 2020. What National Energy and Climate Plans tell us about the EU power sector in 2030.

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Vision or Division?

Seven countries blocking EU progress

Published November 2020. Click here for more details:
  • EU-27 climate plans reveal that by 2030 renewables will deliver almost 60% of EU electricity demand.
  • However, fossil fuels are still expected to generate 25% of EU electricity by 2030.

Poland's Second Bełchatów

Methane leaks from Poland’s coal mines

Published November 2020. Click here for more details
  • 70% of methane leaks from Europe’s operational coal mines were from Poland.

  • Two Polish companies – PGG and JSW – were responsible for 90% of these leaks
Cover of Ember's report: India, Peaking Coal?

India: Peaking Coal?

India’s coal power may have already peaked

Published Feb 2021. Click here for more details:
  • India’s coal-fired generation fell by 5% in 2020, declining further since its historical peak in 2018.
  • There is now an opportunity to ensure it doesn’t bounce back as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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