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
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.
Draft NECPs reveal some EU countries are planning to stick with coal power beyond 2030
Published May 2019. 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 60 GW of installed coal capacity in the EU in 2030, a reduction of only 58% compared to current levels (143 GW)