Reports in topic: General

Energy Poverty Then and Now

This paper, based on IEEFA’s ongoing quantitative analysis of the coal industry, outlines in a qualitative way the links between energy poverty, economic poverty and economic development that form the backdrop today to the debate over coal-fired power generation. We see limitations on coal as a development tool and we note its modern impact on poor people in a wide range of different countries with many different cultures, political histories and approaches to market development.

End of an Era: why every European country needs a coal phase out plan

Europe’s political leaders must dramatically ramp up efforts to phase out polluting coal plants if they are serious about preventing dangerous climate change, a new report shows. The study reveals carbon emissions from Europe's ageing coal-fired power stations will have to come down three times faster than the current rate for the EU bloc to keep in line with global efforts to avoid dangeours temperature rises.

Coal Atlas: Facts and figures on a fossil fuel

The Coal Atlas contains the latest facts and figures on the use of coal and its environmental and social consequences. With more than 60 detailed graphics, the atlas illustrates the coal industry’s impact on nature, health, labour, human rights and politics.