The map above shows a plan to phase out coal power stations across the EU from 2017 to 2031. As of July 2016, there were still 300 coal power plants operating in the EU.
The plan above comes from Climate Analytics and is based on a Regulators Perspective which means shutting down the most carbon intensive plants first, rather than a Market Approach which would close the least profitable plants first.
It should be noted that these are only proposals to meet Paris Agreement commitments and not official EU policy.
As of 2019, the top 10 coal power plants in the EU are:
- Bełchatów Power Station (Poland) – 5,472MW (4th largest coal plant in the world)
- Neurath Power Station (Germany) – 4,400MW
- Drax Power Station (UK) – 3,960MW<
- Niederaussem Power Station (Germany) – 3,864MW
- Jänschwalde Power Station (Germany) – 3,000MW
- Kozienice Power Station (Poland) – 2,840MW
- Brindisi Sud Power station (Italy) – 2,640MW
- Turceni Power Station (Romania) – 2,640MW
- Boxberg Power Station (Germany) – 2,575MW
- Frimmersdorf Power Station (Germany) – 2,413MW
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