Do current EU energy and climate policies tackle coal?

In July 2014, Sandbag released a comprehensive report called “Europe’s Failure to Tackle Coal” looking at how the European Air Quality Directive and the Emissions Trading Scheme are having a limited impact on coal generation. This briefing expands the picture to look at how the other elements of the EU’s climate and energy package: the Efficiency Directive and the Renewables Directive are impacting coal.

We present a scenario where, without major policy reform, coal remains substantially untouched by the current policy package.


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2 September 2014