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Coal shipments to Europe’s power plants decline

Deliveries of lignite and hard coal to power plants across Europe fell in H1 2019 compared with H1 2018 as renewables and gas displaced coal in the power mix Deliveries of lignite and hard coal to power plants across Europe fell in H1 2019 compared with H1 2018 as renewables and gas displaced coal in the power mix.
By Andreas Walstad 29 November 2019 Europe & Russia / Alternative Fuels 0 34838
Chart showing coal trends in EU countries, H1 2018 vs H1 2019

Lignite-fired power generation in EU countries fell by an estimated 12% on an annual basis in H1 2019, according to fresh data from Brussels-based coal and lignite association Euracoal. Higher prices for carbon dioxide, lower gas prices and growth in generation from renewable sources have squeezed coal out of the power mix. 

In Germany, lignite-fired power generation fell by around 20% year on year in H1 2019, to 59.5 TWh. Gas-fired...