The EU’s efforts to reduce its dependence on Russian gas are well known, but Europe’s reliance on Russian coal has received much less attention.
The European Commission’s quarterly report on electricity markets, which was published last week, suggests that Russia’s share of EU coal imports is roughly the same as for gas, at around 40%.
Russia accounted for 42% of the EU’s coal imports between September and November 2017, followed by the United States on 18%, Colombia on...
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