News Digest Item
12 Jul 2017

“Coal-fired power plants remain top industrial polluters in Europe”

European Environment Agency (EEA)

Six of the top ten industrial polluters regarding CO₂ emissions in the EU are German lignite-fired power plants, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing. Bełchatów in Poland was responsible for the highest amounts of CO₂. The EEA analysed emissions data from large industrial facilities including power plants, petrochemical refineries and metal processing plants in the EU.

The top ten industrial polluters regarding CO2 in the EU. Source - EEA 2017.

Find the press release in English here and the briefing in English here.

For background read the CLEW factsheet When will Germany finally ditch coal?

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