Europe’s Dirty Thirty, how the EU’s coal fired power plants are undermining it’s climate efforts
CAN Europe and WWF, July 2014.
The negative impacts of burning coal are not reflected in the price paid for electricity. Europe’s coal power plant operators regularly face the choice of shutting down older plants or investing in costly life extensions. Such decisions have far-reaching consequences for meeting the European Union’s (EU) climate goals. This report exposes the top 30 polluting thermal power plants in the EU, the so called ‘Dirty 30’, and sets out the policies needed to tackle the pollution they produce.