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Large Combustion Plants Emissions -EEA Indicator

The European Environment Agency has released its latest indicator on Large Combustion Plants in Europe.  Large combustion plants release harmful ​emissions and Germany, Italy, the UK and Poland account for 50% of total large combustion plants operating capacity in the EU.​

  • There are 3,664 large combustion plants in the EU-28.
  • Installed capacity increased by 4% overall between 2004 and 2017. The trend reached a maximum in 2012.
  • The use of biomass, tripled from 2004 to 2017, although it was still used in relatively low amounts (6% of the total in 2017).
  • Solid fuels (coal, lignite, peat and other solid fossil fuels) and natural gas remain the main sources of fuel input but the amount used decreased by around 25% in the period. This could reflect the shift in Europe’s energy system from oil, coal and gas to renewable sources.
  • The installed capacity of large combustion plants is not equally distributed across Europe: Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Poland, Spain and France (in order of rank), accounted for more than 65% of total fuel input and operating capacity in 2017.

Source – European Environment Agency

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