The Role of Coal in Europe's Power Mix

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02/13/2017 by

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Gas generation has been a greater casualty than coal in Europe’s shift away from fossil-fuel generation. Coal accounts for one-quarter of EU power generation, but its share of total generation varies widely between different European states.

Europe’s coal dependence in context. Trends among Europe’s major coal users. Are EU policies impacting coal reliance? Outlook for coal-fired generation in Europe.


Europe’s coal consumption has been in long-term decline, but the issue of coal-fired generation in the region is still important.