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Beyond coal- facilitating the transition in Europe

Simone Tagliapietra

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Abstract: The issue The European Union energy system is becoming greener and more efficient, but its most polluting component – coal – continues to provide a quarter of its electricity. This is bad for the climate, the environment and human health. A number of EU countries continue to support coal politically for energy security and socio-economic reasons. The energy security argument is understandable, but the feasibility of the energy transition away...

Date: 2017-11
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