Alternative Fuels

EU coal demand stagnates in 2017

Coal demand in EU member states was almost unchanged in 2017 following a sharp decline in 2016 Coal demand in EU member states was almost unchanged in 2017 following a sharp decline in 2016.
By Andreas Walstad 6 June 2018 0 31171
Coal phase-out in EU countries

Coal demand in EU member states was almost unchanged in 2017 following a sharp decline in 2016. The Paris-based Ifri Centre for Energy noted in a recent study that European coal demand in 2017 was 0.5% lower than the year before, according to preliminary calculations. In 2016, coal demand fell by around 10% year on year. 

EU coal supply in 2017

The share of coal in the European power mix peaked at...