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Barriers to EU industrial decarbonisation

This paper explores both the barriers faced in decarbonising industries and solutions put forward by stakeholders

  • European Union
  • Europe
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Coal To Clean

The ‘gas bridge’ is unlikely to materialise in the UK: the 2025 coal phase-out will be completed without building large gas plants.

  • Europe
  • G7
  • G20
  • United Kingdom
  • Coal
  • Gas
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EU ETS emissions rise for first time in 7 years

New data released today shows lignite emissions rose above hard coal for the first time

  • Europe
  • European Union
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Climate of Cooperation

The agreed reform of the Effort Sharing Regulation would only require limited emissions cuts and lets the EU miss its 2030 climate change target.

  • Europe
  • European Union
  • G7
  • G20
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Capacity Payments: The final ingredient to supercharge coal

There is a long list of policy gaps that favour coal; a low carbon price is just the tip of the iceberg. If coal plants get capacity payments, more urgent interventions would be needed to address these gaps.

  • Europe
  • European Union
  • Coal
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The European Power Sector in 2017: The Tipping Point

Renewable energy generation has overtaken coal in European electricity, but emissions reductions have stalled.

  • European Union
  • Europe
  • Coal
  • Solar
  • Wind
  • Bioenergy
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Carbon Leakage Consultation – Our Response

The ETS reform is complete for the politicians, but much remains to be sorted out. This European Commission consultation looks at protection from Carbon Leakage in ETS Phase 4 (2021-2030), and asks how exactly free allowances should be distributed to EU industry.

  • European Union
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The European Power Sector in 2017

For the first time, wind, sun and biomass overtook coal in supplying European electricity.

  • Europe
  • European Union
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EU ETS Emissions 2016

European coal emissions plummet by 11% in 2016, but the low carbon price is threatening further decarbonisation.

  • Europe
  • European Union
  • Coal