In a new report, A Stress Rest for Coal in Europe under the Paris Agreement, Climate Analytics says:
The EU will need to phase out CO2 emissions from all of its coal plants in the next 15 years if it is to meet the Paris Agreement’s long-term temperature goals
The report provides a science-based analysis of when – and where – each of the EU’s more than 300 coal power plants would need to be phased out.
View the interactive map here.
Climate Analytics found that for the EU to remain within the temperature limit of ‘well below 2˚C,’ coal plants must not emit more than 6.5Gt by 2050. If coal plants continue to operate as usual the EU will surpass limits necessary for the Paris Agreement by 85%.
READ THE FULL REPORT HERE