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Germany, Poland account for half of EU coal capacity

Germany and Poland account for a combined 51% of the EU’s installed coal capacity and 54% of emissions from coal Germany and Poland account for a combined 51% of the EU’s installed coal capacity and 54% of emissions from coal.
By Andreas Walstad 19 July 2017 0 26820

Germany and Poland account for a combined 51% of the EU’s installed coal capacity and 54% of emissions from coal, according to Climate Analytics, a Berlin-based climate science and policy institute.

Climate Analytics said in a report earlier this year that to stay within the Paris agreement temperature limit, a quarter of the coal-fired power plants already operating in the EU would need to be switched off before 2020 and a further 47% would have to go offline by 2025. 

However, a report released last week...