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Energy giants demand billions from Dutch taxpayers for stranded coal assets

New research undermines billion-euro claims for coal compensation made by energy companies.

  • European Union
  • Europe
  • Coal
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Zero-Carbon Power

Analysis reveals an unspoken consensus among climate front-runners that zero-carbon power in the 2030s is key to net zero 2050.

  • United States
  • Coal
  • Wind
  • Solar
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Aluminium: A barometer for China’s green recovery

Last year’s rise in aluminium production reflects the complexities of China’s recovery from the pandemic.

  • China
  • Asia
  • Coal
  • Carbon Intensity
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Gas power plants now Europe’s top power sector emitter

Analysis by Ember reveals that gas power plants overtook lignite in 2020 to become Europe’s #1 power sector emitter.

  • European Union
  • Europe
  • Gas
  • Coal
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Top 25 Coal Power Countries in 2020

Ranking of the countries generating most coal-fired electricity in 2020, based on data from Ember’s recent Global Electricity Review.

  • World
  • China
  • Germany
  • Viet Nam
  • Thailand
  • Serbia
  • Coal
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Global Electricity Review 2021

Ember's annual review reveals that wind and solar drove a record fall in coal in 2020, but only because the pandemic pressed pause on rising electricity demand.

  • World
  • G20
  • Coal
  • Demand
  • Gas
  • Hydro
  • Nuclear
  • Solar
  • Wind
  • Bioenergy
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Half way there

Half way there: half of Europe’s coal fleet has announced plans for 2030 closure

  • Europe
  • European Union
  • Coal
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Disappointing lack of ambition in Poland's Energy Policy until 2040

Disappointing lack of ambition in PEP2040. Moreover, the country plans the largest growth in electricity generation from fossil gas among EU-27 countries.

  • Europe
  • Poland
  • European Union
  • Gas
  • Coal
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UK spent £350m on new gas power despite nearing fossil phase-out

The government urgently needs to change the capacity market regulations and commit to a 2035 gas phase-out before COP26.

  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • G7
  • G20
  • Gas