RESEARCH

On the global electricity transition
The Burning Question

The Burning Question

June 2020. Analysis reveals that UK biomass power plants receive £1bn subsidies and £333m tax breaks annually.
EU ETS Emissions 2019

EU ETS Emissions 2019

April 2020. Analysis of 2019 ETS emissions shows that steel plants are becoming some of Europe’s biggest emitters.
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.