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Spain and Eastern Europe drag heels on coal phase-out

A total of 7 GW of coal-fired capacity will close across Europe between 2017 and 2020, a new study says. But some countries have yet to commit to phasing out coal A total of 7 GW of coal-fired capacity will close across Europe between 2017 and 2020, a new study says. But some countries have yet to commit to phasing out coal.
By Andreas Walstad 7 March 2018 0 29884
Coal phase-out years and operational capacity

A total of 7 GW of coal-fired power capacity is expected to close between 2017 and 2020, according to a study released this week. A total of 8 GW of capacity was closed in 2016. And while most of Western Europe is leading the way in phasing out coal, Spain and Eastern Europe are dragging their heels. 

EU28 power generation mix 2016 v 2017

The Future Role of Gas Study – commissioned by the Brussels-based European Council of Energy Regulators –...