Coal still plays a major role in power generation in many EU countries despite the ongoing efforts of Brussels to decarbonise the electricity sector.
A recent report by Brussels-based thinktank Bruegel says that coal has a 25% share in the EU’s electricity generation mix on average, having declined by only five percentage points between 2000 and 2015.
Countries such as Poland, Estonia and the Czech Republic are highly dependent on coal in power generation, with the fuel accounting for 80%, 77% and 49% of the electricity...
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