Tag "European Union"

Back to homepage

The role of coal in Europe

The interactive Coal Map of Europe gives an overview of the role of coal in our electricity system. It maps different aspects of the coal business, ranging from where the coal plants are located to the health and climate impacts,

Read More

Coal burning costs UK between £2.5bn and £7bn from premature deaths

Deaths related to emissions from coal cost the UK economy between £2.47bn and £7.15bn in 2013, according to a comprehensive overview of coal production in Europe. The figure, which includes mortality costs from coal-related respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses, such as

Read More

Which countries in the world use the most coal to generate electricity

Coal is one of the most polluting ways to generate electricity, and regions like Europe have been trying hard in recent years to phase it out. But simultaneous industrialization in other parts of the world has counterbalanced the efforts. China’s

Read More

The success of Europe’s investment in renewable energy

Europe has spearheaded the drive to change from a system of power stations burning fossil fuels to one in which a significant proportion of electricy comes from non-polluting sources. Chart the spending on renewables in Europe and the bloc’s emissions,

Read More

Wind energy provides 8% of Europe’s electricity

EU’s grid connected cumulative capacity in 2014 reached 129 GW, meeting 8% of European electricity demand, equivalent to the combined annual consumption of Belgium, the Netherlands, Greece and Ireland. According to a JRC report, the impressive growth of the industry

Read More

European Commission proposes ‘new deal’ for energy consumers

The package is an important step towards implementing the Energy Union strategy with a forward looking climate change policy, launched as one of the political priorities of the Juncker Commission in February 2015. These proposals give prominence to the “energy

Read More

In 2014 CO2 emissions in the EU estimated to have decreased by 5% compared with 2013

Eurostat estimates that in 2014 carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion decreased by 5.0% in the European Union (EU), compared with the previous year. CO2 emissions are a major contributor to global warming and account for around 80%

Read More