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
We look at August electricity data in Europe, finding that European coal generation has reached its highest level since March, as EU electricity demand roars back.
Analysis reveals that the EU countries set to receive most of the Just Transition Fund plan to stick with coal – or swap it for fossil gas.
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