Coal subsidies continue in EU

Governments across Europe are continuing to provide the coal industry with financial help, despite commitments to tackle climate change.

A review by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) of the subsidies to coal in ten EU countries that produce 84% of Europe’s energy-related greenhouse-gas emissions found that six, including the UK, had introduced new subsidies to support the sector since 2015, the year of the Paris climate agreement. ...

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