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Europe’s long goodbye to coal

Several countries in Western Europe have pledged to phase out coal-fired power generation by 2030, but the fuel will retain a foothold in Germany and Eastern Europe Several countries in Western Europe have pledged to phase out coal-fired power generation by 2030, but the fuel will retain a foothold in Germany and Eastern Europe.
By Andreas Walstad 30 May 2019 Europe & Russia / Alternative Fuels 0 34266

Installed coal-fired power capacity across Europe is set to be reduced to around 60 GW by 2030 compared with 143 GW at present, according to recent estimates by climate researchers at climate NGO Sandbag.

Chart showing EU coal power generation in 2019 and 2030 estimated

Poland, Germany, Bulgaria, Romania and Greece are some of the countries that are expected to continue to burn coal for power generation beyond 2030. Germany plans to gradually phase out coal by...