Six member states currently account for 74% of coal-based electricity generation in the European Union. These important coal producers and users have no plan in place to phase out coal by 2030, although it is feasible and necessary for EU climate goals. Increased ambition across Europe must be reflected in national policies to mandate a coal phase-out, foster a just transition and accelerate the deployment of renewable energies.
Coal exit by 2030 in the EU power sector
An EU-wide coal phase-out by 2030 is necessary to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, can be done at low cost and has multiple co-benefits. Learn from our expert what is at stake and the necessary steps to meet this goal.
Phasing out coal and lignite in the EU’s power system by 2030
This project develops a robust pathway for a lignite and coal phase-out by 2030 in the EU-27 power system. Emphasis will be on security of supply and system cost.
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The future of lignite in the Western Balkans
This project develops an outlook for the use of lignite in the Western Balkan countries and identifies possible coal exit paths.
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