2020 looks set to be a year of two halves, with unprecedented declines in coal power followed by a big bounce back. We project coal generation to fall by 5% in 2020 - the largest decline ever seen, but still not enough for a 1.5 degree world.
China’s growing appetite for coal-intensive steel, aluminium, cement and electricity puts it out of sync with falling global coal use.
Strong performance in zero carbon electricity in Europe during October has forced down fossil fuel generation, with renewables once again overtaking fossil fuels as the main power source for Europe.
In the next decade renewables are set to double and coal power to halve - but seven countries will cause the EU to miss its emissions targets.
We explore why over-reliance on BECCS undermines the credibility of National Grid’s pathways to reaching net-zero.
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.
A round-up of some of the headline stories from the last month, telling the story of the electricity sector in transition from coal to clean.
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.