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10 Feb 2017

Report says EU must shut coal plants by 2030 to meet Paris pledges

Climate Analytics

In its report “A stress test for coal in Europe under the Paris Agreement," the Berlin-based climate research institute Climate Analytics says the EU will have to end CO₂ emissions from all coal plants by 2030 in order to meet its commitments under the Paris climate accord.  The report looks at 300 coal power plants across the European Union and lays out the timing for their gradual phase-out.  “The EU will exceed its Paris Agreement-compatible coal emissions budget by 85 percent if its existing coal-fired power plants continue operating to their full lifespan,” the report states. It goes on to say that Germany and Poland have the most work to do, as they are jointly responsible for 51 percent of installed capacity and 54 percent of emissions from coal.

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