Energy snapshot

Coal demand and power in the EU

Because it is relatively affordable and widely available, coal remains the world’s number one fuel for generating electricity, producing steel and making cement. It provides almost 30% of the world’s primary energy, declining to 27% by 2021. However it is also responsible for 45% of all energy-related carbon emissions and is a significant contributor to other types of pollution.

Source: Medium-Term Coal Market Report 2016

12 December 2016

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