RESEARCH

On the global electricity transition
EU Power Sector 2019

EU Power Sector 2019

February 2020. Annual review of the European electricity transition shows that for the first time wind and solar power overtook coal.
Solving The Coal Puzzle

Solving The Coal Puzzle

December 2019. Lessons from four years of coal phase-out policy in Europe with insights from 20 experts across 10 countries.
Playing With Fire

Playing With Fire

December 2019. An assessment of company plans to burn biomass in EU coal power stations which risks accelerating climate change.
Coal Mine Methane

Coal Mine Methane

November 2019. Analysis shows that coal mine methane leaks are worse for climate change than shipping and aviation combined.
Coal Free Kingdom

Coal Free Kingdom

November 2019. Policy briefing on how UK election manifestos can commit to take the UK fully coal-free ahead of COP26 in Glasgow.
The Lignite Cash Cow

The Lignite Cash Cow

July 2019. This report gives evidence that German lignite profits have collapsed, weakening the case for large compensation packages.
The Great Coal Collapse

The Great Coal Collapse

July 2019. Half-year analysis of the EU power sector finds that coal generation collapsed by 19%.
EU ETS Emissions 2018

EU ETS Emissions 2018

April 2019. Analysis of 2018 ETS emissions reveals that EU emissions fall as wind and solar replace coal.
Halfway There

Halfway There

March 2019. Modelling shows existing policies put Europe on track for emission cuts of at least 50% by 2030.
EU Power Sector 2018

EU Power Sector 2018

January 2019. Annual review of the European electricity transition shows that phase-out of hard coal is outpacing lignite.
The Last Gasp

The Last Gasp

November 2018. High-resolution atmospheric modelling reveals how air pollution from Europe’s 103 coal companies damages public health.
Coal To Clean

Coal To Clean

April 2018. This report shows that the UK is on track to phase-out coal by 2025 without building any new large gas plants.
EU ETS Emissions 2017

EU ETS Emissions 2017

April 2018. Analysis of 2018 ETS emissions reveals that EU emissions rise for the first time in 7 years.
Climate of Cooperation

Climate of Cooperation

March 2018. This report shows how agreed reform of the Effort Sharing Regulation lets the EU miss its 2030 climate target.
Capacity Payments

Capacity Payments

February 2018. In this briefing we show how the 550gCO2/kWh legislation would stop the dirtiest plants getting capacity payments.