“Coal-fired power plants remain top industrial polluters in Europe”
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.
For background read the CLEW factsheet When will Germany finally ditch coal?