Published September 2020. Click here for more details:
- To meet the commitments made under the Paris agreement, the EU should phase-out coal by 2030.
- On current plans, there would still be 52 GW of installed coal capacity in the EU in 2030, nearly all (~90%) of which is in Czechia, Germany and Poland.
Published Dec 2019. Click here for more details
- Proposed EU coal-to-biomass projects could increase biomass consumption by the equivalent of five new Drax power stations.
- 36 million tonnes (MT) of wood pellets would be needed, similar to current global wood pellet production.
- These projects would produce just 64 TWh of electricity, less than 2% of the EU’s electricity production. In comparison, every year Europe adds an equivalent amount of new wind and solar capacity.
Published Jan 2020. Click here for more details:
EU countries are increasingly importing ‘tax-free electricity’ from outside the EU
‘Offshore carbon havens’ are building coal plants to meet EU power demand
Ceny hurtowe energii elektrycznej w Polsce są już najwyższe w Unii Europejskiej. W poniższym briefingu objaśniamy trzy czynniki, które się do tego przyczyniły – drogi polski węgiel, niski udział OZE w produkcji energii, oraz spadające ceny gazu.
Poland’s wholesale electricity prices are now the most expensive in the EU. This briefing shows how 3 factors have contributed – expensive Polish coal, low renewables generation, and falling gas prices.
The dirtiest plants of the dirtiest fuel must be the first to phase-out, shows the IEA's World Energy Outlook 2020 that was published today.
Five new graphics show how the aluminium industry consumed 6% of all global coal-fired electricity in 2019 and is actually becoming more reliant on coal.