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Zero-carbon power is a key milestone on the route to net-zero

An unspoken consensus on clean electricity has emerged among climate front-runners.

Global Electricity Review – 6-month update

Global power sector emissions soar in the first half of 2021, even compared to pre-pandemic levels.

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.

Commentary

 

Making Coal History

Making Coal History

This year there's been growing momentum on coal phase-out leading to COP26. What progress has been made and what more is needed for the world to finally make coal history?

Research highlights

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.