Europe’s failure to tackle coal: risks for the EU’s low carbon transition

Sandbag, July 2014

Despite massive investment in renewables and electricity demand falling, coal emissions in the European Union (EU) rose 6% from 2010 to 2013. In 2013, coal emissions alone contributed to 18% of total EU CO2 emissions, which is as much as all road transport. This report argues that if the EU climate policy can’t stop coal then it’s not credible.

Read the full report here